April 24 – Today’s Food History
National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1766 Robert Bailey Thomas was born. He was the founder and long time editor of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ now known as the ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac.’
1833 Jacob Ebert and George Dulty patented the first soda fountain. Not many soda fountains around anymore.
1914 Justin Wilson, Cajun chef and humorist was born. He wrote five cookbooks and hosted several cooking shows on TV, including ‘Louisiana Cookin’ and ‘Cookin’ Cajun.’
1949 Chocolate rationing ends in Britain.
1994 The world’s largest lollipop, 3,011 pounds, is made in Denmark.