Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1922 Eskimo Pie Patent Day. Christian K. Nelson, an ice cream salesman in Onawa, Iowa, was issued patent #1,404,539 for the Eskimo Pie.

In 1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the cereal product ‘Muesli,’ which is similar to Granola.

In 1950 P.L. Spencer received a patent (No. 2,495,429) for the microwave oven. (applied for on October 8, 1945).

In 1985 Coca-Cola announced it had received permission to sell Coca-Cola in the Soviet Union.

In 1988 Charles Glen King died. King was a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He extracted and isolated it from lemon juice.

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