Today is the birthday of the great Medieval king, Charlemagne who you'll know most likely from your sixth grade history class as being a great emperor. But did you know that he was also a tremendous foodie? You know I have a thing for famous foodies and fun facts so read on:
- He was a fan of stinky cheeses and his favorite was Roquefort.
- He is thought to have civilized humankind by introducing the knife as silverware.
- The peacock was first served during his reign.
- He invented the German dish, Sauerbraten: slow cooked stew made of beef marinated in a sour-sweet marinade for 2 to 3 days.
Know something else about Charlemagne, or any other fun food facts in general? Please share them below!
Source: Food Reference