October 17, 2012

Did You Know. . .

that in the late 18th century, the French King at the time was so "in love" with himself, that he had the royal chefs create a soup so that he could see his reflection in his bowl?  That is how consomme (which is a clear broth) was invented!

that during the reign of Louis XI, the women ate mostly soup?  The reason was because they thought chewing would cause facial wrinkles!

that soup became all the rage in Europe during the 1600s because of the invention of the spoon?  And the reason that the spoon was invented had to do with the fashion of the day.  At the time, it was common for the men and women of the high courts to wear large, stiff ruffles around their neck.  The spoon made it easier and less messy to eat soup!

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