Michelangelo’s Grocery List

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How do you organize your grocery list? Is it on your phone, email, some app? Do you write it down on paper before heading to the store? As history shows us, you’re not alone. Even a brilliant Renaissance man like Michelangelo needed to write down mundane lists to pick up eggs or fish.

Of course, Michelangelo wasn’t doing the grocery shopping himself. According to The Oregonian Michelangelo wrote the above grocery list for his servant who was illiterate, and hence the drawings. The grocery lists calls for herring, tortellini, two fennel soups, four anchovies, and some wine.