Today in Food History


Also, on this day in 1867 Sheldon Everitt of Ansonia, Connecticut received a patent for a ‘Tea Kettle.’

In 1896 Spreckels Sugar Company (beet sugar) was incorporated in Salinas, California.

In 1911 Lucille Ball was born.  Two of the funniest food related comedy routines ever done were the chocolate factory and the grape stomping episodes from her TV show.

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