Today in Food History

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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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