Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1817 Antoine Beauvilliers died (born 1754).  French chef who founded the first luxury restaurant, La Grande Taverne de Londres.

In 1881 Birth of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. A famous dessert of Australian or New Zealand origin was named for her. It is a meringue with whipped cream and fruit.

In 1893 The Coca-Cola trademark was recorded.

In 1908 Carl von Voit died. German physiologist whose work on metabolism helped establish modern nutritional science.

In 1991 Average U.S. food prices: white bread 71 cents; grade A large eggs $1.10 dz; milk $2.76 per gallon; chicken 89 cents lb; ground beef $1.65 lb

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