Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1709 Andreas Sigismund Marggraf was born. A German chemist, in 1747 he extracted sugar from the sugar beet and determined it was identical to cane sugar. It wasn’t until 1802 that the first beet sugar refinery would be built.

In 1879 Elmer McCollum was born. He was a chemist who discovered vitamins A, B and D.

In 1971 Tyler Florence (Kevin Tyler Florence) was born. American celebrity chef, cookbook author and cooking show host. (Food 911; Tyler’s Ultimate; The Great Food Truck Race; etc)

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