1. Why Napoleon Offered A Prize For Inventing Canned Food

"Napoleon  offered 12,000 francs to improve upon the prevailing food preservation  methods of the time. Not surprisingly, the purpose was to better feed  his army ‘when an invaded country was not able or inclined to sell or  provide food’.  Fifteen years later, confectioner Nicolas François  Appert claimed the prize. He devised a method involving heating, boiling  and sealing food in airtight glass jars — the same basic technology  still used to can foods." -Stephen Schaber
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    Why Napoleon Offered A Prize For Inventing Canned Food

    "Napoleon offered 12,000 francs to improve upon the prevailing food preservation methods of the time. Not surprisingly, the purpose was to better feed his army ‘when an invaded country was not able or inclined to sell or provide food’. Fifteen years later, confectioner Nicolas François Appert claimed the prize. He devised a method involving heating, boiling and sealing food in airtight glass jars — the same basic technology still used to can foods." -Stephen Schaber

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