Food & History: September 26
1754 French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust born. He extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey.
1774 John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) born. American pioneer and legend who planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
1904 Writer Lafcadio Hearn dies, he wrote ‘La Cuisine Creole,’ the first Creole cookbook.
1953 Sugar rationing ends in Great Britain.
1964 The TV show ‘Gilligan’s Island‘ premieres.
2008 Actor Paul Newman dies, he co-founded ‘Newman’s Own’ food company which donated all profits to charity.
2009 A bottle water ban goes into effect in the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, Australia.