Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1868 William Davis, a Detroit, Michigan fish dealer, received a patent for a refrigerator car (‘ice box on wheels’). He also designed the first refrigerated railway car.

In 1915 Rosenella Cruciani ‘Rose’ Totino was born (died June 21, 1994).  The queen of frozen pizza.  Co-founder with her husband Jim Totino, of Totino’s Pizzeria and Totino’s Finer Foods.

In 1978 Helen Corbitt died (born Jan 25, 1906). American chef and cookbook author. Texas Monthly declared Corbitt to be the ‘Tastemaker of the Century.’

In 2004 The first Starbucks coffee shop in France opened today.

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