Thursday, December 03, 2009

Old School Thursday: Forefathers (and Mothers) Edition

Happy National Ice Cream Box Day. I’m not going to talk about it this week, partly because I don’t even know what an ice cream box is.

Today is a big birthday, sort of. Today in 1368, Charles IV of France was born. He was a bit of a foodie back in his day, hiring Taillevant as Master of his kitchens and giving sole rights for the ageing of Roquefort cheese to Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, making him the forefather of all those current EU regulations.

Then, in 1842, Ellen Swallow Richards was born. Who is Ellen Swallow Richards, you ask? She’s one of the founders of the U.S. home economics movement, of course. It’s because of her that I made sub-par chicken cacciatore and an ugly “bug in a jar” pillow in 8th grade.And that’s today. To celebrate…Roquefort, obvs. Skip the ice cream box.

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