Today in Food History
- National Nut Day
On this day in:
1843 Stephen Moulton Babcock was born. He developed a test to measure the fat content of milk, which which helped improve the quality of commercial dairy production.
1896 Charles Glen King was born. King was a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He extracted and isolated it from lemon juice.
1897 Ettore "Hector" Boiardi was born (died June 21, 1985). Better known as Chef Boyardee.
1943 Henry Parsons Crowell died (born 1855). Founder of Quaker Oats Company in 1901.
1981 The FDA approved the artificial sweetener Aspartame (NutraSweet) for tabletop use.
2009 Comedian 'Soupy Sales' (Milton Supman) died today (born Jan 8, 1926). Best known for his children's TV show 'Lunch with Soupy Sales.' Most of his routines ended with Soupy receiving a pie in the face.