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Goose and gander

Posted by Sara on April 09, 2003

In Reply to: Goose and gander posted by rur42 on April 04, 2003

: No but.................
: What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen.
: ATTRIBUTION: The Alice B Toklas Cookbook

: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "What is good for the goose is good for the gander." Its meaning seems obvious to me, but I can find nothing on its origin.