Jane Grigson (13 March 1928 – 12 March 1990) was an English
cookery writer. In the latter part of the 20th century she was the
author of the food column for The Observer and wrote numerous books
about European cuisines and traditional British dishes. In 1966 she was
awarded the John Florio Prize for Italian translation. Her 1967 book
Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery was well received and, after a
recommendation by the food writer Elizabeth David, Grigson gained her
position at The Observer. Her books English Food (1974), Jane Grigson's
Vegetable Book (1978) and Jane Grigson's Fruit Book (1982) won
Glenfiddich Food and Drink Awards. She was a political lobbyist,
campaigning against battery farming and for animal welfare, food
provenance and smallholders. Her writing put food into its social and
historical context, drawing on poetry, novels and the cookery writers of
the Industrial Revolution era, including Hannah Glasse, Elizabeth
Raffald, Maria Rundell and Eliza Acton. Through her writing she changed
the eating habits of the British, making many forgotten dishes popular
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Today's selected anniversaries:
After a five-day trial following the North-West Rebellion, the
Canadian Métis leader and "Father of Manitoba" Louis Riel was hanged
for high treason.
Qantas, Australia's national airline, was founded as Queensland
and Northern Territory Aerial Services (first office pictured).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) was founded.
The first case of SARS, a zoonotic respiratory disease caused
by a coronavirus, was recorded in Guangdong, China.
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
Nobody performs her or his duties. Governments do not, because
they do not know, they are not able or they do not wish, or because they
are not permitted by those who effectively govern the world: The
multinational and pluricontinental companies whose power — absolutely
non-democratic — reduce to next to nothing what is left of the ideal
of democracy. We citizens are not fulfilling our duties either. Let us
think that no human rights will exist without symmetry of the duties
that correspond to them. It is not to be expected that governments in
the next 50 years will do it. Let us common citizens therefore speak up.
With the same vehemence as when we demanded our rights, let us demand
responsibility over our duties. Perhaps the world could turn a little
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