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Encyclopedia > Ruth Wakefield

Ruth Graves Wakefield (June 17, 1903-January 10, 1977) was the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie. She later became an author. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... An inventor is a person who creates new inventions, typically technical devices such as mechanical, electrical or software devices or methods. ... A plate of chocolate chip cookies A chocolate chip cookie The chocolate chip cookie, also known as the Toll House Cookie, was developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield, owner of The Toll House Restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts, in 1930. ... Chocolate chips are small chunks of chocolate. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ...


Education, The Toll House Inn

Ruth Wakefield graduated from the Department of Household Arts of Framingham State Normal School in Framingham, Massachusetts in the Class of 1924. She worked as a dietitian and lectured about foods. Framingham State College is a public college offering liberal arts and science programs. ...   Settled: 1650 â€“ Incorporated: 1700 Zip Code(s): 01701, 01702, 01703, 01704, 01705 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. ...

In 1930, she and her husband Kenneth bought a tourist lodge in the town of Whitman, Massachusettsin Plymouth County It had been built in 1709 and had a rich history of providing a night's solace to weary travelers. Located about halfway between Boston and New Bedford, it was a place where had passengers had historically paid a toll, changed horses and ate much-welcomed home-cooked meals. 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Look up lodge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Whitman is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is the name of several counties in the United States: Plymouth County, Iowa Plymouth County, Massachusetts This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...   Nickname: The Whaling City A view of New Bedford from the harbor Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1787 Zip Code(s): 02740, 02744, 02745, 02746 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...

When the Wakefields opened their business, they named the establishment the Toll House Inn and took it upon themselves to uphold the lodge's tradition. Ruth cooked all the food served and soon gained local fame for her desserts. The resteraunt had visitors including John F. Kennedy before he gained his presidency. Toll House Inn near Whitman, Massachusetts was established in 1930 by Kenneth and Ruth Graves Wakefield. ... A selection of desserts Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a dinner, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. ...

The "accident" that changed her life

One day while cooking a dessert that had been a favorite, the Butter Drop Do Cookie, she realized she was out of baking chocolate, and instead substituted a broken-up bar of semi-sweet chocolate made by the Nestlé company. The broken bits did not melt as expected, however, and merely softened. The cookie was a hit right away, and Ruth soon contacted the Nestlé and they struck a deal: The company would print her recipe on the cover of all their semi-sweet chocolate bars, and she would get a lifetime supply of chocolate. Nestlé soon began marketing chocolate chips especially used for cookies. Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... Chocolate block in melted chocolate Chocolate is a common ingredient in many kinds of sweets—one of the most popular in the world. ... Nestlé is a multinational packaged food company. ... An example recipe, printed from the Wikibooks Cookbook. ... This page is about edible cookies. ...


Ruth wrote a cookbook, Toll House Tried and True Recipes, in 1940. A cookbook is a book that contains information on cooking, and a list of recipes. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ...

Ruth died in 1977, and the Toll House Inn burned down New Year's Eve of 1984. Although there are many manufacturers of chocolate chips today, the agreement to publish the recipe of Ruth Graves Wakefield on the back of each Nestlé Toll House chocolate bar package is still honored in the 21st century. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... New Years Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Years Day, New Years Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Years Day. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Wakefield Cookbook Collection at Framingham State College was donated to the school by Ruth Graves Wakefield.

External links

  • The History of Chocolate Chip Cookies at about.com
  • Women Inventors: Ruth Wakefield



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