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Monks, Friars, and Cheese


Article first published as Monks, Friars, and Cheese on Blogcritics. My interest in the contributions of monks to the world of food started as a pure coincidence. I was reading about origins of cappuccino: some sources claim the name comes … Continue reading

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Monks, Friars, and Beer


Article first published as Monks, Friars, and Beer on Blogcritics. Claude was really smart for his age. Parents recognized his talents and knew they could not afford to send him to school, so they made an especially hard decision and … Continue reading

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