Thursday, February 03, 2011

Old School Thursday: Cream Cheese Frosting & Moveable Type Edition

Well, happy National Carrot Cake Day. Carrot cake is kind of a delicious treat and healthy in theory, which is nice.

But on to the history. Today in 1468, Johannes Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, passed away. His invention, which allowed people to print from moveable type, was not at all food-related, but it was so important to literacy and communication, that it seems worthy of mention anyway.

But you know what is food-related? Cheese. And today in 1815, the first commercial cheese factor EVER was established in Switzerland. Is all commercial cheese good? No, no it’s not. But what would the world be like without those adorable little wedges of Laughing Cow? Not as happy a place, that’s what it would be like.

So today, celebrate with some processed Swiss cheese…then write about it. Because you can.

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