September 16th is known as National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day. It is also the day of the celebration of the feast of St. Cornelius, the patron saint of cattle and domestic animals.
Today in Food History
September 16, 1380- Charles V of France died (rumor has it that he died from eating mushrooms). He was comissioned the book ‘Le Viandier’, the first professional cook book written. This lead to the discovery of forks.
September 16, 1630- Shawmut Cream Pie. Ever heard of it? Of course not, because this was the date that Shawmut’s name was changed to Boston.
September 16, 1736- Imagine baking without thermometers. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit died. He invented the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which allowed for a broader range of temperatures measured. September 16, 1835- Charles Darwin observed the Galapagos islands, which helped in forming the theory of natural selection.
September 16, 1947- Reynolds Metals began selling their aluminum foil.