Skip Nav
Sandwiches
Grilled Cheese Dippers Will Delight Your Inner Child
Fast and Easy
We Have Found the Perfect Egg Recipe!
Kid-Friendly Recipes
The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need

Foodie King Charlemagne

Today is the birthday of the great Medieval king, Charlemagne who you'll know most likely from your sixth grade history class as being a great emperor. But did you know that he was also a tremendous foodie? You know I have a thing for famous foodies and fun facts so read on:

  • He was a fan of stinky cheeses and his favorite was Roquefort.
  • He is thought to have civilized humankind by introducing the knife as silverware.
  • The peacock was first served during his reign.
  • He invented the German dish, Sauerbraten: slow cooked stew made of beef marinated in a sour-sweet marinade for 2 to 3 days.

Know something else about Charlemagne, or any other fun food facts in general? Please share them below!

Source: Food Reference

Join The Conversation
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
moldy cheese, eewwwwww my granny loves that stuff
Food Food 10 years
hey scratch5, here's a recipe for sauerbraten that you could give a try!
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I grew up on saurbraten and had no idea that charlmange was involved!!! I don't have a recipe for it, do you? I'd love to crank up Pippin and make some.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I want that cheese!
Facts About Diamonds
Disney Princess Facts
Bond Girls Pictures
First  Female Filmmaker True Story
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds