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The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.

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 Today in History - 10/19

  • 615 St Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1031 Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord
  • 1298 Rindfleish-140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
  • 1453 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war
  • 1466 2nd Peace of Thorn
  • 1492 Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)
  • 1576 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence