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Lynne Austin

Lynne Austin is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboys Playmate of the Month in July, 1986 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos. Austin was also selected as the 1987 Playmate of the Year for the Dutch edition of Playboy.

                                               

Rolf Beeler

Rolf Beeler is a Swiss affineur known for his raw milk artisan cheeses, which he has developed for more than 30 years. He does not make cheese himself but collects terroir-based cheeses from small, artisanal, cheesemakers and then ages them to create the final product. Rolf Beeler is regarded as Switzerland’s best maitre fromager and dubbed "The Pope of Cheese" by swiss newspapers.

                                               

Samuel van den Bergh

Samuel van den Bergh was one of the main European margarine and soap manufacturers in the early 20th century. In 1888, the year his father, Simon van den Bergh, opened his first German margarine factory in Kleve, Van den Bergh joined his fathers margarine company, of which he became general director in 1909 after his fathers death in 1907. He was initially in fierce competition with another manufacturer from Oss, Netherlands. Antonius Johannes Jurgens,whose grandfather, Antoon Jurgens, had founded the first margarine factory in the world in 1870 in Oss by "using" a French patent and operated another German factory in nearby Goch. Both competitors merged in 1927 to form the Margarine Unie in Rotterdam which would merge in 1930 with Lever Brothers to form Unilever.

                                               

Simon van den Bergh

Simon van den Bergh was a Dutch businessperson. He founded a margarine factory in the Netherlands that became world-famous. In 1888, the same year his son Samuel joined the company, he opened a factory in Kleve, the Van den Bergh Margarine Works. By announcing it was for the industrial manufacture of margarine, he was able to circumvent the high tariffs of the German Reich on butter and margarine. The factory introduced the Sanella brand in 1904, made from almond milk. In the summer of 1929 after the death of Simon van den Bergh the Jurgens & Prince Margarine Works in Goch and Van den Bergh in Kleve merged to become Margarine Unie. The newly merged company then combined with English soap manufacturer Lever Brothers to create the modern company Unilever.

                                               

Frank Cooper (marmalade manufacturer)

                                               

Sarah Cooper (marmalade maker)

Sarah Jane Cooper was an English marmalade maker and wife of Frank Cooper. Sarah Cooper was born Sarah Jane Gill in Beoley, Worcestershire in 1848. In 1872 she got married in Clifton, Bristol to Frank Cooper of Oxford and they made their home at 31 Kingston Road, Oxford. In 1867 Frank had inherited the family grocery shop at 84 High Street, Oxford. In 1874 Frank expanded the business into 83 High Street next door, and the Coopers gave up their house in Kingston Road to live over the shop. Sarah, then aged 24, made 76 pounds 34 kg of marmalade to her own recipe. The marmalade became a regular product of Frank Coopers business, being made behind the shop until 1903 when he moved production to a new purpose-built factory at 27 Park End Street. Frank Coopers business was taken over in 1964 and production left Oxford in 1967. However, its marmalades and jams remain in production as a brand of Premier Foods, which continues to call its leading Frank Coopers product "Oxford" Marmalade. Since 2001, 84 High Street has been marked by an Oxfordshire Blue Plaque commemorating Sarah Coopers achievement.

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