Madhur Jaffrey is a TV food personality and cookbook writer who demystifies Indian cooking for English-speakers. On her programmes, she frequently dons the dress of the particular region of India featured in that episode.
Marcella Hazan (15 April 1924 – 29 September 2013) was to Italian cooking in America as Julia Child was to French cooking. Marcella Hazan was born as Marcella Polini in 1924, in Cesenatico on the Adriatic coast of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Margaret Costa lived from 1917 to 1999. Though a relatively well-known British food personality, she wrote only one cookbook on her own (though she assisted with a few others.) She also wrote, though, for magazines such as the Sunday Pictorial, the Farmer and Stockbreeder, and Gourmet magazine (a regular column called London at Table.
Marguerite Patten has had a very long career in the United Kingdom, writing about and teaching about food. Though she turned 85 in 2000, she was still working on books and magazines, despite being struck by arthritis later in her years, which she brought under control by diet.
Marie-Antoine Carême was a French chef and food writer who lived from 8 June 1784 -- 12 January 1833.  Though named in honour of Marie Antoinette, he preferred to call himself Antonin -- no doubt for many reasons, particularly after the French Revolution.
The Mars Family story and business empire starts with Franklin Clarence Mars ( 24 September 1883 - 1934.) The company was later taken over by his son, Forrest Edward Mars. Franklin was born in Newport, Minnesota.
One of the earliest promoters of raw-food diets was the Swiss doctor Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner  (born 22 August 1867 in Aarau, Switzerland; died 24 January 1939.) Max's father, Heinrich Bircher, had been a notary public in Aarau, Switzerland. His mother was Berta Krüsi.
Milton Snavely Hershey lived from 13 September 1857 to 13 October 1945. Famed now for both his candy products and his enlightened business practices, many of his ideas actually came from Cadbury's in England.
Mithaecus lived around 400 BC. He is probably the first cookery writer in history, or more fairly, that we know of, though we have only one recipe from him (quoted in Athenaeus.) Mithaecus was a Greek living in the Greek colony of Sicily long before Italians or even Romans had padded onto the scene.
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"I would rather live in Russia on black bread and vodka than in the United States at the best hotels. America knows nothing of food, love or art." Isadora Duncan. (America dancer. 26 May 1877 - 14 September 1927)
National Agriculture day has been celebrated annually since 1973 in America on the first day of spring (Northern Hemisphere spring, that is.) It is organized by The Agriculture Council of America, a non-profit organization. The day is designed to educate people about the role of agriculture, and to encourage young people to consider careers in it.
The 20th of March is Ravioli Day! If it's a weekend, see if you can talk a group of friends into coming round in the afternoon and making the Ravioli for dinner from scratch. If it's a weeknight, well, you can cheat and buy a canned version, and call it Canned Ravioli Day.