Today in Food History

Happy National Tequila Day!!!

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Also, on this day in 1802 Alexandre Dumas was born. French author (‘The Three Musketeers’, etc.) he was also well known as a gourmet. He also wrote ‘Grand Dictionnaire de la cuisine,’ which he finished a few weeks before his death in 1870, and which was published in 1872.

1988 A record World’s Largest Milk Shake was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Weighing more than 54,914 pounds.   The shake used 44,689 lbs of ice cream; 9,688 lbs of syrup, and 537 lbs of topping.

1936 The Army Subsistence Research Laboratory opened. It was devoted solely to developing foods for the Army. One of its first products was the ‘Logan Bar,’ developed by Paul P. Logan, used in the Army’s emergency ‘D Ration.’

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