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Material culture, art history, food history, personal, and lots of Louis XIV

Why is this oatmeal only 100 calories? Don’t they know a good breakfast is important? 100 calories?! excUSE me for wanting to be healthy and NOT HUNGRY in 45 minutes.

— 1 day ago with 1 note

#Damn you pay more to eat less  #healthy doesn't just mean low cal  #food  #rant  #tbd 

Hitherto I had stuck to my irresolution of not eating animal food.And considered the taking of every fish as a kind of provoked murder. Since none of them had or ever could do us any injury that might justify the slaughter. All this seemed very reasonable. But I had formally been a great lover of fishes and when this come hot out of the trying pan, it smelt so good, I ballanced some time between principal and declination ‘til I recollected that when the fish was opened I saw smaller fish taken out of their stomacs. Then thought I if you eat each other, I don’t see why we mayn’t eat you. 

                            -Benjamin Franklin

(Source: cybereden)

— 2 days ago with 109591 notes

#In this passage Franklin is refuting my dissertation subject's dietary beliefs  #disclaimer I am a vegetarian  #but I find this absolutely fascinating  #and it's the first thing I thought of when I saw this image  #food history 

I started doodling Louis XIV making a badass pose in preparation for his/my birthday celebrations and now I can’t stop laughing

— 3 days ago with 5 notes

#Louis XIV  #Louis XIV being awesome  #september 5  #what a glorious day  #in 1638 and in... the year I was born shhh  #bad humor 
Tsk tsk, what a breach of court etiquette! 
In case any of you don’t follow Dog Shaming….
This puppy is clearly not a fan of absolutism. 

Tsk tsk, what a breach of court etiquette! 

In case any of you don’t follow Dog Shaming….

This puppy is clearly not a fan of absolutism. 

— 3 days ago with 130 notes

#Louis XIV  #dogs 
waywardvoyager:

Went to Versailles via train. The palace is amazing, Louis XIV definitely lives up to his name of “Sun King”.

waywardvoyager:

Went to Versailles via train. The palace is amazing, Louis XIV definitely lives up to his name of “Sun King”.

— 4 days ago with 7 notes

#I really like this person's photo  #versailles  #louis xiv