As a king, Richard’s two primary interests were war and partying. During a celebration in which Richard was recorded to have drunken quite a bit of ale, he was so pleased with the food that had been prepared that he impulsively knighted his cook! Specifically, he declared him to be, “Lord of the fief of the kitchen of the counts of Poitou.” Perhaps the most tremendous honour that a chef in his time could strive for!
He knighted his cook. (7/8)
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