“1898 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson died. Dodgson’s pen name was Lewis Carroll. He was an English mathematician and creator of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Alice had a habit of eating and drinking unknown substances.”
This comes from a delightful recent find; a website that provides a daily calendar with a culinary timeline. Yesterday provided this little gem:
“1957 The Frisbee was invented. The pie tins of the Frisbee Pie Company of Connecticut were the inspiration for the creation of the Frisbee. A Wham-O employee supposedly saw drivers for the pie company showing Yale students how to throw the pie tins.”
Did you know that? I didn’t.
I also took a dip in unchartered waters and made something I’ve only ever eaten in a restaurant: chocolate-chilli sauce.
Fascinating how culinary chemistry works; there is no sweetness in the sauce, the chocolate simply serves as a binding agent to deliver a silky smooth consistency.
What a winner. I used the recipe found here: