If you’ve noticed that I didn’t do any Black History Month posts re: food, you’re perceptive. I know that there are historical figures in food, but it took a little more effort to find them than I thought it would. I found these five inventors and their inventions and were surprised by many of them.
I’m going to squeeze in one more post for Black History Month before February ends. I know that I’m lucky that I had an extra day.
1. George Crum invented the potato chip as we know it in 1853 in Saratoga Springs, New York.
My favorite potato chips. What are yours?
2. George Washington Carver, scientist and inventor, creates 145 different products utilizing peanuts, including peanut butter.
My favorite peanut butter. Do you like crunchy or smooth peanut butter?
3. Joseph Lee invented and patented improvements to the dough kneading machine, the precursor to modern day bread making machines.
My mom has one of these. If you make bread at home, do you use a machine or do it the old fashioned way?
4. Alexander P. Ashbourne invents the biscuit cutter in 1875.
5. Alfred Cralle invented and patented the ice cream scooper in 1897 after noticing that ice cream shops dispensed ice cream in an inefficient way.
I wish it were warmer outside, so I could actually eat ice cream.
Which of these inventions is your favorite?
Many facts via Soul Food Advisor