Today in Food History



Also, on this day in 1764 William Oliver died (born Aug 14, 1695). English physician credited with creating the ‘Bath Oliver’ – a very plain, round unsweetened biscuit or cracker, usually served with cheese.

In 1845 Henry Jones, a baker in Bristol, England received a patent for ‘self-raising flour’ – flour pre-mixed with baking powder and salt. He also received a U.S. patent on May 1, 1849.

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