100 days – Day 34: Memorials and Freedom
Once, in the mid 1970s, I talked to a school assembly about memorials.I no longer have the notes (it was, after all, almost forty years ago), but I remember mentioning two memorials in particular.The first is to be found in Normandy in northern France – and is dedicated to the memory of one Madame Harel.Who?Well, Marie Harel (nee Fontaine) invented Camembert cheese!
In 1791 by Marie Harel is said to have invented this type of cheese who was a farmer from Normandy. The idea came from a from a priest who was from the town of Brie famous for its cheeses. The abbey who was called Bonvoust supposedly sought refuge with Marie at her farm. In return for the shelter she offered him, he gave to Marie…
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