Michelangelo's Grocery List

@Corbin5 (149360)
United States
July 10, 2019 12:05pm CST
I think it was so nice of Michelangelo to illustrate his grocery list for his servant who could not read. Experts, who I suppose know about all there is to know about 16-century Italy, listed a few of the items that are on the grocery list created by Michelangelo: 1. anchovies 2. bread 3. herring 4. wine 5. fennel soup 6. wine 7. tortelli (No drawing was needed for this item.) It looks like Michelangelo had plenty to eat in 1518. Photo: openculture
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@amadeo (97643)
• United States
10 Jul
everything on the menu there I loved.He had good taste.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
He did have good taste!! I am glad you would have liked what is on the list too.
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@vandana7 (71409)
• India
11 Jul
That is the only issue...I don't know what he ordered...most of it anyway...I am also vegetarian...so I am hoping something would save my life from that list.
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@amadeo (97643)
• United States
11 Jul
@vandana7 yes it was quite a list
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
How cool, he was a caring person.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
It seems as if he was. He would read the list aloud to his servant first. Then, he would draw the pictures in case the servant forgot what he heard.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@Corbin5 Amazing!
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@Hannihar (66127)
11 Jul
@Corbin5 So where did his servant go shopping for the items on his list?
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
Well, I suppose there were outdoor bazaars that sold food back then.
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@Hannihar (66127)
12 Jul
@Corbin5 That is cool. I love outdoor bazaars.
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• Preston, England
10 Jul
tried them all except fennel soup - maybe the Sistine Chapel ceiling was another shopping list, lol
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• Preston, England
10 Jul
@Corbin5 he was really remarkable
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Jul
He did put in a lot of thought of what was in that shopping list. Well I never that is really interesting too to see what he got up to.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
I bet even if his servant could read, he still could not stop himself from illustrating each item.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Jul
@Corbin5 Well works of art was all his stuff and it was the drive in him to draw everything. Very nice list and the ilustrations are good even if you cannot read.
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• United States
11 Jul
believe it or not,i have to do this with my brother. oh,he can read alright..but sometimes if i don't draw him a picture he doesn't understand what i want.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
I think that is a great idea to draw some of the things you want. Visuals really are beneficial to a lot of us.
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@RasmaSandra (29017)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Jul
Sounds perfectly normal. I agree with everything on the list exce[t for the anchovies and fennel soup
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
I would have to skip the anchovies and the fish, but I also would be OK with the fennel soup.
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@snowy22315 (70528)
• United States
10 Jul
Thoughtful of him!
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
Yes, I was very impressed with his thoughtfulness. I need to research if he really was a kind person. I hope so.
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
10 Jul
It is kind of him to illustrate his shopping list to his servant. I think Michaelangelo was a rich artist.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
I think he was too. I need to read a bit more about him. He sure seems like a very interesting individual.
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
10 Jul
@Corbin5 He was. I have seen his frescos and paintings in Rome and they are all awesome. I had goosebumps watching the frescos and paintings of him. I even had tears in my eyes. Those were such beautiful things I have seen in my life.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
@thelme55 Oh my, such a wonderful experience you had while viewing his work.
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• United States
11 Jul
That is one fantastic list, enjoyed looking at it.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
I enjoyed looking at it too. Michelangelo really did make a grocery list very interesting.
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• United States
11 Jul
@Corbin5 I would never be able to get my list to look like that, with the drawings.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
@CookieMonster46 Mine neither!!!
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@vandana7 (71409)
• India
11 Jul
I am sure we would have been good friends. I am a foodie and he seems to have been a foodie too.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
Yes, I bet he was a foodie. You two would have gotten along very well.
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@vandana7 (71409)
• India
12 Jul
@Corbin5 May be we foodies have genius genes...if we apply. I must be having some too...evil grin.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
12 Jul
@vandana7 Oh yes, foodies definitely are in the genius category!
@Juliaacv (44227)
• Canada
11 Jul
That is so inventive and unique.
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@Juliaacv (44227)
• Canada
11 Jul
@Corbin5 He was a very compassionate and considerate person wasn't he?
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
@Juliaacv Yes, he really was.
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@1creekgirl (16755)
• United States
11 Jul
That is so cool! I have a grocery list that my grandmother wrote many years ago. It lists not only what she needed, but also why. I treasure it, she was so comical without meaning to be at times.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
That is wonderful that you have your grandmother's list. Her list really had attention to detail. I have my great-great grandmother's college notebook from Illinois Normal School. She pasted recipes on top of her class notes on many of the pages in her notebook. As a teacher myself, I would have loved to have read all of her class notes she jotted down when she was studying to be a teacher.
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@1creekgirl (16755)
• United States
11 Jul
@Corbin5 Wouldn't that be a treasure to have? But I know you're so glad to have her college notebook.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
@1creekgirl Yes, I have tried a few of her recipes and I had to research so many terms used in the 1800s like "slow oven," "quick oven," "saleratus," etc.
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• United States
10 Jul
what a thoughtful fella fer certain. yes ma'am, seems he'd all he needed.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
I think it was a kind thing to do for the illiterate servant. I need to find out if Michelangelo was known to be a kind fellow.
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• United States
10 Jul
@Corbin5 yes ma'am, most kind 'n surely kept from troubles 'risin' otherwise. please let's know what'cha find, hon :) ya pen such news so well.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
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@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
He had an interesting diet and grocery list.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
15 Jul
He live to age 88 which is really a long life for the 1500s.
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@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
@Corbin5 Yes, it was, but not unheard of.
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@rebelann (50965)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jul
He seems to have had a healthy menu.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
13 Jul
Yes, I noticed that too. He lived to age 88 which is amazing for the time period in which he lived.
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@rebelann (50965)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jul
He had good genes @Corbin5
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@Nakitakona (8499)
11 Jul
It's unique list of grocery items. I shall say, illustrated list of groceries.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
Yes, it is a nice list that really helped his servant get what was needed.
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12 Jul
@Corbin5 That's very helpful indeed.
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@amandajay (22771)
• New Zealand
11 Jul
haha good one, but if I was the servant, I can' even understand the pictures as well... lol. I will ask him to write, so that I can show this ti someone who can read. lol
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
Yes, sometimes even pictures do not help us.
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@amandajay (22771)
• New Zealand
14 Jul
@Corbin5 oh yes, some pictures are not clear too
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jul
What a great idea. I'd hate to have to illustrate my shopping list. Heaven knows what Vince might come home with!
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
My husband always does the grocery shopping, he likes that sort of thing, and I write the list. Poor man would not be able to decipher my drawings either.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
@Corbin5 Vince enjoys shopping too. Me, I just head in and get what I want then head out again. He likes to take his time.
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@sallypup (31682)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Jul
The stuff you dig up to write about!
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
It is fun to find the weird stuff.
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@sallypup (31682)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Jul
@Corbin5 You bet cha! I have read a couple of bios on Michelangelo. Fascinating man.
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