I am getting on a roll with these food-related posts, but I have another brief one to share.

Did you know that in the Middle Ages, stuffing was known as farce?

However, at least in England, there was a distinction in the terms stuffing and dressing. They were basically synonymous, but the use of one or the other indicated class or background.

Farce took on its current meaning of a light-hearted play. Farces were originally designed to be entertaining interludes between long, sermonizing religious theater. So, it is not the gravy, not the meat. It is the farce. Noel Coward might find that amusing.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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