Food & History: January 20
National Cheese Lovers Day
1920 The 50-50 Club opened, supposedly the first ‘speakeasy.’
1998 American researchers announce they cloned calves that can be used in the production of medicinal milk.
2004 Salvation Army announces receiving a $1.5 billion donation from the estate of Joan B. Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
2018 Paul Bocuse dies in his sleep in the same room where he was born at Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or in France. Born February 11, 1926, he was a legendary French Chef known as one of the founders of ‘nouvelle cuisine’. He was named Chef of the Century by the Culinary Institute of America and his restaurant maintained 3 Michelin stars for over than 50 years. Chef, author and television host/celebrity said “Perhaps the most memorable meal was with this man”.