[NOTBURGA] was a cook who gave leftovers to the poor. But not burgers. Working for a wealthy count in Tyrol, she did her distribution at the castle gate. All went well until the kindly count died and a son inherited the estate. He told her that henceforth all scraps must go to the pigs.So NOTBURGA gave most of her own meals to the needy — but still got the sack as it was assumed that she was disobeying orders.
She went to work for a farmer. Meanwhile back at the castle the wife of the new count died and the domestic side of things went all to pot — especially on the culinary side.
The count had to go and beg for the return of his saintly cook on her own terms. We hope she asked for a pay rise. And so after that the poor at the castle gate probably received three star three-course 'leftovers'.
We don't know what happened to the pigs. Perhaps the poor got to eat them as well.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1265-1313
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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