Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1813 Antoine Augustin Parmentier died (born Aug 12, 1737).  French agronomist.  Promoted the potato as a food source and instrumental in gaining its acceptance in France.

In 1827 Giovanni (John) Del-Monico, Swiss wine merchant, and his brother Pietro (Peter) open Delmonico & Brother Café at 23 William St. in Manhattan, New York City.

In 1950 James Dean appears in a Pepsi Cola commercial, his first paid acting job.

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