Food & History: January 20

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”.


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