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  1. #1
    kilikini Guest

    Default ON topic: Whole Wheat

    We had the thread here about whole wheat in pizza crust and pasta, etc. My
    great great grandfather was the first chemist to discover how to extract the
    wheat germ. Not kidding. He worked for Pillsbury, Log Cabin and then
    opened his own institute in Chicago called the Chidlow Milling and Baking
    Institute or something like that.

    We have whole wheat "things" because of David Isaac Chidlow. Granted he was
    a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. (He divorced my great great
    grandmother in 1900.)

    For a brief look, but if you don't know anything about baking, you won't
    understand it!!!
    http://i34.tinypic.com/1zvx37a.jpg

    Not only did my gg granfather patent the first bread machine, he did a LOT
    for the world of baking. His father-in-law, Alexander McLean, was also a
    baker as was Alexander's father, so that might have helped jump-start his
    career.

    Here's a copy of his bread machine patent from 1918.
    http://i36.tinypic.com/2aj9n6a.jpg

    In any case, it's one of the things in the world that I can be proud of.

    kili



  2. #2
    Jean B. Guest

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    kilikini wrote:
    > We had the thread here about whole wheat in pizza crust and pasta, etc. My
    > great great grandfather was the first chemist to discover how to extract the
    > wheat germ. Not kidding. He worked for Pillsbury, Log Cabin and then
    > opened his own institute in Chicago called the Chidlow Milling and Baking
    > Institute or something like that.
    >
    > We have whole wheat "things" because of David Isaac Chidlow. Granted he was
    > a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. (He divorced my great great
    > grandmother in 1900.)
    >
    > For a brief look, but if you don't know anything about baking, you won't
    > understand it!!!
    > http://i34.tinypic.com/1zvx37a.jpg
    >
    > Not only did my gg granfather patent the first bread machine, he did a LOT
    > for the world of baking. His father-in-law, Alexander McLean, was also a
    > baker as was Alexander's father, so that might have helped jump-start his
    > career.
    >
    > Here's a copy of his bread machine patent from 1918.
    > http://i36.tinypic.com/2aj9n6a.jpg
    >
    > In any case, it's one of the things in the world that I can be proud of.
    >
    > kili
    >
    >

    It's neat that you have such a connection with food history, Kili.

    --
    Jean B.

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    cybercat Guest

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    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > kilikini wrote:
    >> We had the thread here about whole wheat in pizza crust and pasta, etc.
    >> My great great grandfather was the first chemist to discover how to
    >> extract the wheat germ. Not kidding. He worked for Pillsbury, Log Cabin
    >> and then opened his own institute in Chicago called the Chidlow Milling
    >> and Baking Institute or something like that.
    >>
    >> We have whole wheat "things" because of David Isaac Chidlow. Granted he
    >> was a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. (He divorced my great great
    >> grandmother in 1900.)
    >>
    >> For a brief look, but if you don't know anything about baking, you won't
    >> understand it!!!
    >> http://i34.tinypic.com/1zvx37a.jpg
    >>
    >> Not only did my gg granfather patent the first bread machine, he did a
    >> LOT for the world of baking. His father-in-law, Alexander McLean, was
    >> also a baker as was Alexander's father, so that might have helped
    >> jump-start his career.
    >>
    >> Here's a copy of his bread machine patent from 1918.
    >> http://i36.tinypic.com/2aj9n6a.jpg
    >>
    >> In any case, it's one of the things in the world that I can be proud of.
    >>
    >> kili

    > It's neat that you have such a connection with food history, Kili.
    >
    > --


    And also there are many schmucks who have wormed their way into acclaim.
    None of the schmucks here, of course.



  4. #4
    Nancy2 Guest

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    *Granted he was
    > a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. *(He divorced my great great
    > grandmother in 1900.)
    >


    I bet that was the scandal of the day! Divorce? In 1900? Wow, he
    really took a chance. ;-) I'm sure your gggrandmother was better off
    without him.

    N.

  5. #5
    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: ON topic: Whole Wheat

    Jean B. wrote:
    > kilikini wrote:
    >> We had the thread here about whole wheat in pizza crust and pasta,
    >> etc. My great great grandfather was the first chemist to discover
    >> how to extract the wheat germ. Not kidding. He worked for
    >> Pillsbury, Log Cabin and then opened his own institute in Chicago
    >> called the Chidlow Milling and Baking Institute or something like
    >> that. We have whole wheat "things" because of David Isaac Chidlow.
    >> Granted he was a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. (He divorced
    >> my great great grandmother in 1900.)
    >>
    >> For a brief look, but if you don't know anything about baking, you
    >> won't understand it!!!
    >> http://i34.tinypic.com/1zvx37a.jpg
    >>
    >> Not only did my gg granfather patent the first bread machine, he did
    >> a LOT for the world of baking. His father-in-law, Alexander McLean,
    >> was also a baker as was Alexander's father, so that might have
    >> helped jump-start his career.
    >>
    >> Here's a copy of his bread machine patent from 1918.
    >> http://i36.tinypic.com/2aj9n6a.jpg
    >>
    >> In any case, it's one of the things in the world that I can be proud
    >> of. kili
    >>
    >>

    > It's neat that you have such a connection with food history, Kili.


    Yeah, thanks, Jean! I think it's kind of neat, too. He's the reason we
    have whole wheat - anything.

    kili



  6. #6
    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: ON topic: Whole Wheat

    cybercat wrote:
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> kilikini wrote:
    >>> We had the thread here about whole wheat in pizza crust and pasta,
    >>> etc. My great great grandfather was the first chemist to discover
    >>> how to extract the wheat germ. Not kidding. He worked for
    >>> Pillsbury, Log Cabin and then opened his own institute in Chicago
    >>> called the Chidlow Milling and Baking Institute or something like
    >>> that. We have whole wheat "things" because of David Isaac Chidlow.
    >>> Granted he was a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. (He divorced
    >>> my great great grandmother in 1900.)
    >>>
    >>> For a brief look, but if you don't know anything about baking, you
    >>> won't understand it!!!
    >>> http://i34.tinypic.com/1zvx37a.jpg
    >>>
    >>> Not only did my gg granfather patent the first bread machine, he
    >>> did a LOT for the world of baking. His father-in-law, Alexander
    >>> McLean, was also a baker as was Alexander's father, so that might
    >>> have helped jump-start his career.
    >>>
    >>> Here's a copy of his bread machine patent from 1918.
    >>> http://i36.tinypic.com/2aj9n6a.jpg
    >>>
    >>> In any case, it's one of the things in the world that I can be
    >>> proud of. kili

    >> It's neat that you have such a connection with food history, Kili.
    >>
    >> --

    >
    > And also there are many schmucks who have wormed their way into
    > acclaim. None of the schmucks here, of course.


    Heh heh heh, yeah, no, nobody here. :~) But yeah, he, my great great
    grandfather (as the story goes) left my great great grandmother to tend to 9
    children. All the kids were born in Australia and she moved here a year or
    so after my great great grandfather did on his whim to discover fame and
    fortune. He ran away with his secretary when he found a name for himself.
    He never even told his new wife he had a family. She found out after he
    died.

    That's why I call him a schmuck. :~)

    kili



  7. #7
    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: ON topic: Whole Wheat

    Nancy2 wrote:
    > Granted he was
    >> a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. (He divorced my great great
    >> grandmother in 1900.)
    >>

    >
    > I bet that was the scandal of the day! Divorce? In 1900? Wow, he
    > really took a chance. ;-) I'm sure your gggrandmother was better off
    > without him.
    >
    > N.


    I hope she was; I wouldn't know, but heck yes, that must have been a scandal
    in those days!

    kili



  8. #8
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: ON topic: Whole Wheat

    kilikini wrote:
    > cybercat wrote:
    >> "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> kilikini wrote:
    >>>> We had the thread here about whole wheat in pizza crust and pasta,
    >>>> etc. My great great grandfather was the first chemist to discover
    >>>> how to extract the wheat germ. Not kidding. He worked for
    >>>> Pillsbury, Log Cabin and then opened his own institute in Chicago
    >>>> called the Chidlow Milling and Baking Institute or something like
    >>>> that. We have whole wheat "things" because of David Isaac Chidlow.
    >>>> Granted he was a schmuck, but, hey, I never met him. (He divorced
    >>>> my great great grandmother in 1900.)
    >>>>
    >>>> For a brief look, but if you don't know anything about baking, you
    >>>> won't understand it!!!
    >>>> http://i34.tinypic.com/1zvx37a.jpg
    >>>>
    >>>> Not only did my gg granfather patent the first bread machine, he
    >>>> did a LOT for the world of baking. His father-in-law, Alexander
    >>>> McLean, was also a baker as was Alexander's father, so that might
    >>>> have helped jump-start his career.
    >>>>
    >>>> Here's a copy of his bread machine patent from 1918.
    >>>> http://i36.tinypic.com/2aj9n6a.jpg
    >>>>
    >>>> In any case, it's one of the things in the world that I can be
    >>>> proud of. kili
    >>> It's neat that you have such a connection with food history, Kili.
    >>>
    >>> --

    >> And also there are many schmucks who have wormed their way into
    >> acclaim. None of the schmucks here, of course.

    >
    > Heh heh heh, yeah, no, nobody here. :~) But yeah, he, my great great
    > grandfather (as the story goes) left my great great grandmother to tend to 9
    > children. All the kids were born in Australia and she moved here a year or
    > so after my great great grandfather did on his whim to discover fame and
    > fortune. He ran away with his secretary when he found a name for himself.
    > He never even told his new wife he had a family. She found out after he
    > died.
    >
    > That's why I call him a schmuck. :~)
    >
    > kili
    >
    >

    Charming. :-(

    --
    Jean B.

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