Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1810 Peter Durand was granted the first patent for preserving food in tin cans, English patent No. 3372. (A similar method developed earlier by Nicolas Appert in France used only glass containers). Durand worked only with tin cans, although his patent mentions glass, pottery, tin or other metals.

In 1840 Joseph Gibbons received a patent for a seeding machine.

In 1959 Golden Grain Macaroni Corp. registered ‘Rice-A-Roni’ trademark (first used 1957).

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