Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Tuesday Today in Food History

Today in food history:
  • National Chocolate Custard Day
  • National Hoagie Day
  • Totally Chipotle Day
  • 1903 James Beard, culinary expert and cookbook author was born. Quote: “The kitchen, reasonably enough, was the scene of my first gastronomic adventure. I was on all fours. I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life, for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of raw onions”.
  • 1926 Ann B. Davis was born. She played the role of Alice the housekeeper and cook on the TV show 'The Brady Bunch' (1969-1974).
  • 1936 A patent was granted for the first bottle with a screw cap to Edward Ravenscroft of Glencoe, Illinois.
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