Eat Your Vegetables: "The Ambassadors"

High-brow Cultural Vegetable of the Week: The Ambassadors (Hans Holbein, 1533)Vegetable Equivalent: Any vegetable grown in and exported from FranceNutritional Value: A reminder of how we use art to stave off deathRecommended Serving Size: Five good minutes actually looking at the thingIn 1533, King Henry VIII of England married his second wife Anne Boelyn, creating an international furor. He had gotten Archbishop Thomas Cranmer to annul his first marriage against the Pope's wishes, and … [Read more...]