Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1837 Riots in New York over high price of flour.

In 1923 Joseph Rosefield, of Alameda, California received a patent for new process to manufacture peanut butter.  The process prevented oil separation in peanut butter, creating the first shelf-stable peanut butter that would stay fresh for up to a year because oil didn’t separate from peanut butter. He licensed another company to make ‘Peter Pan’ peanut butter in 1923, and in 1932 his own company, Rosefield Packing Company, began marketing ‘Skippy’ peanut butter.

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