Happy Spring! Appropriately, today is also National Agriculture day and the day honoring St. Cuthbert, likely no relation to Elisha, but definitely the patron saint of shepherds.
Somewhat less appropriately, since I think of pasta as buckle-down-and-ride-ou-the-snowstorm food, today is also National Ravioli Day. I love ravioli, though, so why not celebrate it?
Today also marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Dutch East India Company, bringing “the West” easy access to interesting spices since 1602. Hundreds of years later, in 1941 (well predating my “artsy” posts), jazz musician Fats Waller recorded All That Meat and No Potatoes – all in all, a pretty fantastically descriptive song title.
As for food, that’s about it for today. I guess everyone’s always been too busy with the rites of Spring to cook?