May 22 – Today’s Food History
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Today’s Food History
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1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born. Creator of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes would go for days without food while working on a case.
1892 Dr. Washington Sheffeld invented the collapsible metal toothpaste tube.
1894 African American inventor S. Newson patented an “oil heater or cooker.”
1931 Canned rattlesnake goes on sale. Packed by George K. End of Arcadia, Florida. Not quite as big a hit as Spam.
1934 David Wesson died. An American chemist who developed a method to make cotton seed oil edible. Cotton seed oil has almost no taste, so it allows the flavors of other foods to come through. It is used in the manufacture of margarine, salad dressings, in commercially fried foods, and of course, Wesson Oil.
1946 The Culinary Institute of America is founded.