Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1814 Henri Nestle was born (died July 7, 1890).  In 1867 he invented an infant formula, farine lactee, a substitute breast milk for infants unable to breast feed. He sold the company in 1875. The company kept the Nestle name, and later expanded its products to include chocolate and condensed milk.

In 1876 Charles Elme Francatelli died (born 1805).  Italian chef – chief cook to Queen Victoria. Author of ‘The Modern Cook’ (1845), ‘A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes’ (1852).

In 1889 Dan Rylands patented a screw cap for bottles.  He was employed at the Hope Glass Works, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.

In 1920 Vermont Maple Syrup Co. registered “Vermont Maid” trademark (a blend of cane and maple syrup).

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