Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1647 Denis Papin is born.  The French physicist who invented the pressure cooker (Papin’s Digester) in 1679

In 1867 Charles Francis Jenkins was born.  An inventor who is best known as an early television pioneer.  Among his many inventions was a cone-shaped drinking cup.

In 1867 Maximilian Bircher-Benner was born.  He was a Swiss doctor who developed the cereal product ‘Muesli,’ which is similar to Granola.

In 1939 The first U.S. patent was issued for a disposable whipped cream aerosol container.  Julius S. Kahn’s patent was titled “An Apparatus for Mixing a Liquid with a Gas”and was specifically concerned with making whipped cream, using a ordinary soda bottle.

In 1950 Hormel registered the “Spam” trademark (first used in 1937) for its canned meat product.

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