Food & History: November 23
1534 German botanist Otto Brunfels dies. His work is considered to be a bridge between ancient and modern botany.
1553 Italian Botanist Prospero Alpini born. He is said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe.
1828 Cornelius Hoagland born, Co-founder of Royal Baking Powder Company in 1866.
1921 US President Harding signs the Willis Campell Act which prohibits doctors from prescribing alcohol, beer, liquor, etc.
1945 Wartime rationing ends in the United States
1953 American Chef Rick Bayless was born, best known for his love of Mexican Cuisine.
1977 The US requires warning labels on products containing Saccharin.