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Today’s Google Doodle subject, Hannah Glasse
If you were by any chance wondering who today’s delightful Google Doodle is honoring, turns out it’s the Martha Stewart of the 1700s, Hannah Glasse. Quartz writes today: “Long before Julia Child taught the world to embrace butter or Martha Stewart demonstrated how to make centerpieces out of pine cones, Hannah Glasse wrote a domestic guide for cooking and entertaining she hoped would ‘improve the servants and save the ladies a great deal of trouble.’” Glasse released (anonymously) The Art Of Cookery Made Plain And Easy, considered the first modern cookbook, as it featured a non-lofty, conversation style. Glasse’s signature dish was Yorkshire pudding, as she liked to focus on her native English fare. If you’re a fan of vintage cookbooks as much as we are, it all makes for a fascinating read over at Quartz today.
Millennials are killing top sheets
This tweet was all over my feed yesterday, and today we get mainstream follow-up from no less than USA Today. At issue: Do millennials use top sheets, the flat sheet designed to slip between your fitted sheet and your blanket or quilt? This millennial does, but I also get home delivery of a print newspaper and may be 94 years old at heart. [Kate Bernot]