Wednesday, November 22, 2006

History of the day for November 22

In 1574, Queen Elizabeth sets policy for English colonialism: establish colonies around the world to serve as sources of raw materials as well as trading partners for the mother country. A related provision to learn from them how to cook in ways other than boiling food into submission is struck down in Parliament.

2 comments:

Spinning Girl said...

mmmm. i could go for a plate of toad-in-a-hole right about now. mmmmmmmmmmm. or maybe bubble-&-squeak.

slappy said...

I had an English friend who asked me once "how long do you need to boil carrots until they get soggy?"

I told her that was the most English thing she had ever said.