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Stuffing – also called dressing – is a side dish usually made with small bread cubes or dried breadcrumbs. It is called stuffing because originally it was created to “stuff” the cavity of an animal when roasting, such as a chicken, turkey, rabbit or pig.
According to FoodReference.com, the earliest documentary evidence of stuffing is by Apicius, a Roman gourmet who lived some time around the 2nd century BC to the 1st century AD. In his cookbook, Apicius De Re Coquinaria, there are recipes for stuffed chicken, dormouse, hare, and pig.
Today, the USDA recommends that we don’t stuff meat, due to food safety. Stuffing should be made separately on the stovetop or in the oven.
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