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  • Bartolomeo Scappi
    Bartolomeo ScappiBartolomeo Scappi (circa 1500 - 1570) was a Renaissance Italian author and cook. During his career, he cooked for six popes, and in fact was cooking at the Vatican at the same time as Michelangelo Buonarroti was working on the Sistine Chapel.
  • Bick's Pickles
    Bick's PicklesBick's are the top line of pickle products in Canada, though the product has been made in the United States from 2012 onwards. As of 2010, Bick's make 41 different products: pickles, relishes, and speciality items.
  • Billy Reed
    Biography iconBilly Reed's was probably the first restaurant in America to serve Caesar Salad, and certainly popularized it as the press became aware that the stars eating there were consuming this garlic salad. At Billy Reed's, Judy Garland met Sid Luft (her husband from 1952 to 1965), a piano player named Cy Coleman (1929 to 2004) got his first job playing cocktail lounge music (before he went on to write songs such as Witchcraft, The Best is yet to Come, Hey, Look Me Over, and Big Spender,) and the world first got a look at a singer named Doris Day.
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