Today in Food History

National Raspberry Bombe Day!!!bombe-raspberry-230

 

Also, on this day in 1858 Christiaan Eijkman was born (died Nov 5, 1930).  A Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi was caused by a poor diet (a lack of vitamin B1), which eventually led to the discovery of vitamins.

In 1903 Satori Kato of Chicago, Illinois (Kato Coffee Co.) was issued the first U.S. patent for instant coffee (U.S. patent No. 735,777).

In 1987 Clara Peller died (born Aug 4, 1902). She is the actress who is famous for her Wendy’s TV commercial,“Where’s the beef?”

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