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Can't make an omlette without breaking eggs....

Posted by Paul B on May 08, 2003

Hi, could anyone enlighten me as to the origin of this expression? I know it's attributed to Lenin, but the Russian phrase for this is literally "to chop down a forest, splinters will fly" ("lyes rubyat, shchepki letyat") - so what made this become a culinary reference in English?

Thanks,

Paul