March 5 – National Cheese Doodle Day
Imitation is the best form of flattery, right? In food it’s a common theme. When Coca-Cola became a hit, Pepsi-Cola soon appeared. Cheetos cheese-flavored puffs became a hit in the 1950’s soon, Cheez Doodles appeared. Many say Cheez Doodles are not a copy but the better cheesy snack.
National Cheese Doodle Day
Today’s Food History
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1836 Charles Goodnight was born. He is said to have devised the first ‘chuck wagon’ from an Army wagon in the 1850s with various shelves and compartments for food, equipment, utensils, medical supplies, etc.
1893 Emmett J. Culligan was born. He was the founder of the water treatment company that carries his name.
1910 Momofuku Ando was born in Taiwan. Mr. Ando was the founder of Nissin Food Products, and invented ‘Instant Ramen’ noodles.
1991 Patent # 5,000,000 was issued to Lonnie O. Ingram of the University of Florida. The patent was for a genetically engineered form of the E. coli bacterium that converts plant material into ethanol.