Today in Food History


Also, on this day in 1843 Nancy M. Johnson of Philadelphia received the first U.S. patent (No. 3,254, antedated to July 29, 1843) for a hand cranked ice cream freezer.

In 1890 Harland Sanders was born near Henryville, Indiana. Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant chain.

In 1899 Pearl and May Waite sell the rights to Jell-O for $450 to Orator Frank Woodward, the founder Genesee Pure Foods Company.

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