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The butterfly effect: How a horse’s birth in 1764 led to a legal food fight in 2019

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In 1764, just after the conclusion of the Seven Years War, a horse was born in auspicious circumstances. That horse, Eclipse, would go on to be one of the greatest racing champions of his age, and would in turn sire a profusion of elite thoroughbreds – and, some 250 years later, a bitter legal dispute between a chef and some restaurant critics over a cheese soufflé. In DG #36 we followed the strands, both cheesy and historical, to connect the two.

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