Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old School Thursday: Bees and Stainless Edition

Today is St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s Day and no, he is not the patron saint of dogs who carry brandy in little barrels while they rescue skiers. He’s the patron of beekeepers. Obviously. Today is also National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, though it would make more sense if it were National Baklava Day or something like that – something with honey.

Other than that, today’s only historical event of note was in 1913, when stainless steel was cast for the first time. The metal-that-updated-a-million-kitchens was discovered by accident by Harry Brearly of Sheffield, England. My appliances thank you, Mr. Brearly.

So, to celebrate? Pie and honey, made in a modern kitchen?

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