Poure faire un civet, prenez un lièvre.
To make a ragout, first catch your hare.
Attributed erroneously to Mrs. Glasse. In Cook Book, pub. 1747, said to have been written by Dr. Hill. See Notes and Queries, Sept. 10, 1859, p. 206. Same in La Varenne's Le Cuisinier Français. First ed. (1651), p. 40. Quoted by Metternich from Marchioness of Londonderry—Narrative of a visit to the Courts of Vienna. (1844).