Friday Fun: Did You Know…

… the origin of a chef hat?

The tall chef’s hat, (or toque blanche, French for “white hat”, traditionally had a hundred pleats to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked. These hats were originally worn by French magistrates and then adopted by the inventors of French haute cuisine, Marie-Antoine Caréme and Auguste Escoffier, to make it clear just who was boss – literally the “chef” – in the kitchen.