TODAY’S FOOD QUOTE
“I put instant coffee in a microwave and almost went back in time.”
Steven Wright, writer, comedian, actor.
TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY
* Feast of St. Perpetua, patron of cattle.
1804 John Wedgwood, the son of Josiah Wedgwood of pottery fame, founded the Royal Horticultural Society.
1849 Luther Burbank was born. American horticulturist, he developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables, including the Burbank Potato (1873), the Shasta Daisy, over 100 varieties of plums and prunes and 10 varieties of berries.
1897 Dr. John Kellogg served corn flakes for the first time to his patients at his hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. They wouldn't be sold commercially until 1906.
1914 The Coca Cola Bottler's Association was formed.
DID YOU KNOW? Food Trivia
Ciudad Bolivar is a city in east Venezuela, founded in 1764 as San Tomas de la Nueva Guayana, it was popularly known as Angostura. Here in 1824 a physician first made Angostura Bitters, an aromatic flavoring agent used in drinks and in cooking.
Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!