Portrait of a young Caterina de 'Medici

Portrait of a young Catherine de’ Medici

On behalf of Catherine’ Medici many are told anecdotes, most of whom, probably, fictitious and merely intended to ruin the reputation that she had compromised due to his alleged responsibility in’slaughter San Bartolomeo (1572).

Among the more benign rumors of Catherine, there are those concerning the relationship with food, among which, just to give an example, the real fixation that the queen would feed against foods considered aphrodisiacs, including zucchini, the cardo and shallot.

But the woman, it certainly was a good fork, according to some sources, also loved the onions, the fave, i mushrooms and the celery (Photo gives: garrubbo.com).