March 23 – Today’s Food History
National Chip and Dip Day
Today’s Food History
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1699 John Bartram was born. American naturalist and explorer, considered ‘father of American botany’; established a world renowned botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.
1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born. American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book‘ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’ Director of the Boston Cooking School, and founder of Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery. She is often cited as the first cookbook author to introduce standard measurements.
1880 A patent for a glass milk bottle was issued to Warren Glass Works.
1912 The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore. Its original name was the ‘Health Kup,’ changed to ‘Dixie Cup‘ in 1919. The name came from a line of dolls made by the Dixie Doll Company.
1923 ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas‘ was written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn. It was one of the most popular songs of the 1920s.
2008 Al Copeland, the founder of Popeye’s restaurant chain, died.