July 26, 2012
Marie-Antoine Careme (1784–1833), one of the first celebrity chefs, designed chef’s uniforms to be double breasted, so they could be buttoned the other direction to hide stains.
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Women from ancient Judea had slightly better status than their counterparts in Greece. A woman could divorce her husband if he had bad breath or if he practiced a trade that was too smelly, like tanning (turning animal hides into leather).
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.