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The Iowa Homemaker

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Sirloin steak was nothing but a slab of meat until an English king dubbed it Knight Sir Loin! The legend goes that the king went on a hunting trip in Epping Forest, as was his custom. He returned very late for dinner, literally starved. When he entered the dining room and saw on the table a huge loin of beef, steaming hot, he was so delighted that he exclaimed in the King's English, "By George, it shall have a title!" He drew his sword, raised it above the meat, and cried with mock dignity, "Loin, we dub thee knight-henceforth be Sir Loin." And ever since it has been sirloin.

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