Before an omelette
or salad, there is no
consensus of the correct
method of fact into recipe.

For ten soft-fleshed
persons, arrange
bread with cups of water.

From page 432-433 of The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery by Auguste Escoffier, translated by H. L. Cracknell and R. J. Kaufmann (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1979).