Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1553 Prospero Alpini was born. An Italian physician and botanist, he is said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe and to have been the first to artificially fertilize date palms.

In 1828 Cornelius Hoagland was born (died April 24, 1898). Co-founder of Royal Baking Powder Company in 1866 with his brother Joseph Christoffel Hoagland.

In 1883 Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman was born (died Aug 8, 1973).  Canadian oceanographer and fisheries biologist. Best known for research on Atlantic salmon. He also invented methods for quick freezing fish fillets.

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