March 10 – Today’s Food History
National Blueberry Popover Day
Today’s Food History
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1845 John Chapman, ‘Johnny Appleseed’ died. An American pioneer and legend, he planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)
1867 Lillian D. Wald was born. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.
1873 John Torrey died. He was the first professional botanist in the New World.
1914 At the National Gallery in London, a suffragette slashed Diego Velázquez’s ‘Rokeby Venus’ with a meat cleaver.
2005 Patience Gray, British cookery writer, died. ‘Plats Du Jour‘ (1957), ‘Honey From A Weed‘ (1986)