Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1755 Oliver Evans was born (died April 15, 1819).  An American inventor, he designed the first automatic flour mill.  The grain moved automatically through a series of five machines to deliver flour packed in barrels at the end.

In 1857 Milton Snaveley Hershey of chocolate fame was born (died Oct 13, 1945).

In 1956 Alain Ducasse was born in France. One of the world’s most successful and respected chefs and restaurateurs, with 24 restaurants (three with 3 Michilin stars) and 3 hotels.

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