Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1910 Constantin Fahlberg died (born Dec 22, 1850).  Russian chemist, codiscoverer in 1879 (with Ira Remsen) of the artificial sweetener, Saccharin.

In 1911 Crisco is introduced by Procter & Gamble.  Crisco is a hydrogenated shortening made from vegetable oil, which keeps its solid form even in warm weather.

In 1912 Julia Child was born.  American cooking authority, cookbook author, TV Cooking show host, etc.  During World War II, she also worked for the OSS from 1941-1945 (The OSS is the forerunner of the CIA).

In 1918 Wilbur Hardee was born (died June 20, 2008). Founder of fast food chain Hardee’s in 1960.

In 1928 Walter E. Diemer died.  While working for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company, he experimented with recipes for chewing gum as a hobby.  He invented bubble gum in 1928.

In 1943 Sgt. Edward Dzuba received the Legion of Merit award because of his talent to use food scraps in unusual and appetizing recipes.

In 2009 In Detroit, Michigan, set a new record for the world’s largest cupcake at 1,224 pounds.

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