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RIP The Inventor of Chicken Nuggets

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16

    Area inventor of chicken nuggets, turkey ham dies

    (March 15, 2006) — Robert C. Baker, a longtime faculty member at Cornell University who changed American cuisine with his poultry innovations, died Monday. He was 84.

    "He really — in more ways than most ever will — changed things," his son Dale Baker told The Ithaca Journal yesterday. "He changed the way we eat."

    Baker created dozens of products including ground poultry, chicken nuggets, turkey ham and poultry hot dogs. A professor of food science and poultry science in Ithaca, Tompkins County, raised in Newark, Wayne County, Baker worked on his father's fruit farm in nearby Sodus.

    "When the nuggets came out in the 1950s, they weren't too popular," Baker told the newspaper in 2004. But his innovations quickly caught on, particularly his chicken barbecue recipe that was a Cornell icon. Baker always had a stand at the New York State Fair, and the university said President Clinton and his family asked for his chicken barbecue during their visit in 1999.

    He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell's College of Agriculture in 1943, then joined the faculty in 1949. Baker obtained a master's degree from Penn State University and a doctorate from Purdue University.

    Baker founded Cornell's Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970. He retired in 1989. A member of the American Poultry Hall of Fame, he owned an orchard near Ithaca with his wife Jacoba. Other survivors include his two sons and four daughters
  2. El Jefe Uno

    El Jefe Uno Dirty Dozen Crew

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  3. 1/4FareMetrocard

    1/4FareMetrocard 12oz Loyalist

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    great mannnn
  4. sect one

    sect one Elite Member

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    dropped a 5 piece on the block for my homie robert
  5. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    im gonna buy a 30pack of mcnuggets in his memory

    pour out a little liqour
  6. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i'm surprised the humans survived for so long without turkey hot dogs and chicken nuggets. such truely wonderful inventions.
  7. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    aka how to utilize unwanted chicken and turkey biproducts for secondary meal applications...

    ...'food science and marketing'
  8. AlwaysBombin

    AlwaysBombin Senior Member

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    My girl is gunna be highly upset, she lives off nuggets
  9. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    rip chicken nugget dude
  10. CALIgula

    CALIgula Moderator Crew

    Joined: Mar 1, 2004 Messages: 36,359 Likes Received: 1,236
    RIP....imma go eat a fifth of a 5 piece chicken nuggets...for this guy..
  11. podrido

    podrido Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 14, 2001 Messages: 9,182 Likes Received: 28
    chicken nugget man
    and def lady prom both die
    the world wont ever be the same without them
  12. There goes Captain Veganus fucking it all up for the rest of us nugget fans.

  13. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

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    i'm gonna buy some nuggets and scatter em all over the street

  14. RIP Nuggy Rob.

    i'm gonna put some nuggts at the foot of my mac dre shrine tonight....
  15. Grimes

    Grimes Veteran Member

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