I was named for a French cheese and an ancient Greek philosopher, so it’s only fitting that I’m creating a blog with thoughts and experiences about food.
My middle name, Aspasia, is after an ancient Greek intellectual. She was known to be witty and entertaining; a socialite and a philosopher.1)http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/greece/hetairai/aspasia.html
Pericles, leader of Athens during it’s Golden Age, was in love with her but unable to marry her since she was from a foreign state. 2)http://www.classicalathensgoldenage.com/pericles_aspasia.htm
Both charming and influential, she hung out a ton with Socrates and they were known to have important discussions and influenced each other greatly.
In fact, many philosophers and statesmen were known to seek her counsel.3)http://www.classicalathensgoldenage.com/socrates_aspasia.htm
As for my first name, Brie, I once asked my mother if she’d named me after the cheese. She just laughed at me. I guess I have to take that as a yes.
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