October 23 – Today’s Food History
This Day in Food History
National Bulk Foods Day (2010)
National Boston Cream Pie Day
1752 Nicolas Appert was born. (The year is listed in various sources as 1749, 1750 and 1752; month and day also varies in October and November). Inventor of the canning process, preserving food by sealing it in sterilized containers. He published the results of 14 years of research in 1810 & received 12,000 franc award from French government.
1921 Edward A. Doisy died. He discovered vitamin K.
1943 Barbara Ann Hawkins of the vocal group ‘The Dixie Cups’ was born
1947 Greg Ridley of the music group ‘Humble Pie’ was born.