Thursday, December 08, 2011

Old School Thursday: American Innovation Edition

Today is National Brownie Day, but it’s mostly notable because it’s Eli Whitney’s birthday (1765). Whitney, of course, was the inventor of the cotton gin. And what does that have to do with food, you ask? Well, Whitney did invent the concept of mass producing interchangeable parts, without which, we wouldn’t have mass-scale manufacturing (and that includes a lot of food products).

Plus, it’s got “gin” in the name. Yes, I know it’s not that type of gin. We’ll take what we can get here.

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