Again with the food-related gifts for the Pope! Via The Guardian, "The Queen has met Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican, presenting the famously plain-living pontiff with a hamper of British food including honey, cox's apple juice and 12 eggs from the crown estate."
Blog posts: "Famous Eaters"
According to the Guardian, "U.S. secretary of state John Kerry made an unscheduled pitstop in his diplomatic circuit on Thursday, darting into a fast-food restaurant in the West Bank city of Ramallah for a shawarma sandwich, a staple snack all over the Middle East.
Shawarma – shavings of meat gri…
"One may smile and be a villain." Wm.Shakes.
Apparently the Bard of Avon was a shrewd business type, profiting from grain hoarding and evading taxes.
A team of researchers from Wales' Aberystwyth University--( Is this just the revenge of the Welsh??)-- says this:
"Over a 15-year period (Shakes…
On this glorious day honoring US prezzes--well, Lincoln and Washington, technically--we refer you to a blog entry by writer and novelist Heather Lockman, posted February 12.
"It’s Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. I baked an old-fashioned cake.
Believe me, I know that sounds geeky.…
"Darwin was an unusual gourmet. He had a distinctly scientific approach to eating and was never more satisfied than when digesting the rarest species known to the palate.
As a student at Cambridge, Darwin presided over the Glutton Club, which met weekly in order to seek out and eat 'strange flesh'.…