Have you peeped Google today? It’s all about Hannah Glasse, a famed English cookbook author.
The search engine site, which sometimes uses its homepage to honor prominent figures, is highlighting the influencer to celebrate what would have been her 310th birthday.
Born March 28, 1708, in England, Glasse gained notoriety after writing “The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy,” which included 972 recipes. Published in 1747, it was one of the first cookbooks written in a simple and conversational tone, making it easier for English readers to learn to cook despite their social class.
“I believe I have attempted a branch of Cookery, which nobody has yet thought worth their while to write upon,” the first page begins.
Glasse popularized two English dish staples: Yorkshire pudding and gooseberry fool. She also taught many how to make soups, what to serve at Lent and what to prepare for the sick. And food wasn’t her only skill. She also developed recipes for soaps, medicines and cosmetics.
In September 1770, she died at age 62, and she’s since been honored for her contributions. In 2006, she was the subject of a BBC drama-documentary, which coined her as the "mother of the modern dinner party.”
Now Google is paying tribute with a doodle, which illustrates her “whipping up a batch of classic Yorkshire puddings,” Google wrote.
Check out the doodle archive to see her animation.
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