Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1380 Charles V of France Died.  It was Charles V who commissioned Taillevent to write what would become the first professional cookery book written in France, ‘Le Viandier’.  Forks were mentioned in an inventory during his reign.  Some believe that he died as a result of eating amanita mushrooms.

In 1736 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit died (born May 24, 1606). Fahrenheit was a German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. It was the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which also extended the temperature range of  thermometers.

In 1903 Luther Crowell died (born Sept 7, 1840). He invented a machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.(U.S. Patent No. 123,811, Feb 20, 1872)

In 1947 The first aluminum foil, Reynolds Metals ‘Reynolds Wrap’ goes on sale.

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