Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born. An American biochemist who published various papers on nutrition. His work on vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
- 1884 Willis Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, received a patent for an egg beater.
- 1914 William Burroughs, novelist, was born. He wrote ‘Naked Lunch.’
- 1967 Tom Smothers fell into a vat of chocolate today. (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premiered).