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COOKING SCHOOL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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On August 23, 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who
changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of
standardized measurements in recipes, opened Miss Farmer’s School
of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking,
Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance
of proper nutrition for the sick.       
      
     

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Fannie Merritt Farmer (March 23, 1857 – January 16, 1915)

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CAMPBELL’S FOR A SUMMER LUNCH IN 1961

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The Campbell Soup Company was started in 1869 by
Joseph A. Campbell,
a fruit merchant from
Bridgeton, New Jersey, and Abraham Anderson, an
icebox manufacturer from South Jersey. They produced canned tomatoes, vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments, and minced meats.

In 1876, Anderson left the partnership and the company became known
as the Joseph A. Campbell Preserve Company".

Canned soups and related products are sold by Campbell’s in 120
countries
around the world.

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Joseph Albert Campbell
(May 15, 1817 – March 27, 1900)

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Entrance to Campbell’s headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.

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FOR THAT SUMMER BREAKFAST IN 1916

ORIG VINTAGE MAGAZINE AD/ 1916 KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKES AD

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SHIP’S OLD BISCUIT TO GO UP FOR AUCTION

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(Fox News) – In May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed
and sunk by a German U-boat, resulting in the loss of more than 1,100
lives, The attack on the civilian vessel sent shockwaves around the world.

Now, almost 104 years after the deadly torpedo attack, an extremely rare
hardtack ship’s biscuit from one of the ship’s lifeboats is up for auction in
the U.K. Made from flour, salt and water, cracker-like
hardtack biscuits are
designed to be long-lasting, and have historically been a feature of long
sea voyages and military campaigns.

The biscuit will be auctioned by Henry Aldridge and Son on April 27. The
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told Fox News that the biscuit comes with a
letter written by a British soldier in the Royal Engineers explaining how
he obtained the unusual item. The soldier got the biscuit from one of the
Lusitania’s lifeboats when the liner’s survivors reached Queenstown
(now called Cobh) in Ireland.

The hardtack ship's biscuit and the letter describing its discovery. (Henry Aldridge and Son)
The biscuit (above) has a pre-sale estimate of $3,920 to $6,533.

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Colored illustration of the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania.

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CELEBRATE, IT’S NATIONAL POPCORN DAY!

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Then & now: Cracker Jack and its signature sailor mascot have
evolved over the years.

One of the oldest American forms of junk food, the Cracker Jack was invented
and trademarked in 1896 when the brothers who formed F.W. Rueckheim &
Bro., mixed molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts together.

        

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Fredrich William Rueckheim

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Louis Rueckheim
           

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Today,January 19, celebrates all of the different ways the corn-based treat      
popcorn can be enjoyed savory or sweet, caramelized, buttered or plain.

The Popcorn Board, a non-profit started in 1998, says Americans consume
13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the
world.

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