Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1891 Otto Schnering was born (died Jan 10, 1953). Founder of the Curtiss Candy Company in 1916. The company’s first candy product was named Kandy Kake, renamed Baby Ruth in 1921. The Butterfinger candy bar was introduced in 1926.

In 1899 Charles Ranhofer died (born Nov 7, 1836).  Chef at Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City from 1862 to 1896. Wrote cookbook ‘The Epicurean’ (1894).

In 1917 Clarence Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain in Memphis (the first true self-service grocery store), received U.S. Patent #1,242,872 for a ‘Self Serving Store’.

In 1938 Rocky Aoki was born (died July 10, 2008).  Founder of Benihana Japanese Steakhouse restaurant chain.

In 1962 Union Carbide registered ‘Glad’ trademark for plastic bags.

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