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Your morning cup of nostalgia: Mmmmm. Squirrel soup.

September 3, 2010 | 11:47 am

Squirrel-soupth Did you happen to misplace your recipe for squirrel soup?

Well then, you're in luck.

I found this recipe from August 1975 in the L.A. Times archives. It begins with the instructions to "Wash and quarter three or four good sized squirrels ... " and ends with a self-congratulatory note that the dish is "very good."

Luckily, we were writing about squirrel soup -- not actually eating it.

The recipe was republished from a collector's item, a 1905 cookbook about food served at the White House. It was quite the comprehensive cookbook, according to this article, because it also included details on how to preserve brooms and remove pesky black paint.

--Rene Lynch

Photo credit: Please do not eat this squirrel. Scott Anderson / Associated Press