Food & History: June 29 1943 US General Eisenhower requests Coca-Cola provide 10 portable bottling plants for troops overseas. 2005 The USDA confirms the first domestic case of mad cow disease. The 12 year old cow was born in Texas and spent its whole life on the same ranch.
Food & History: June 28 1491 Henry VIII of England born. The first foodie often depicted eating a large drumstick. 1887 Coca-Cola syrup patented. 1939 PanAm flew the first trans-Atlantic passenger service from New York to Lisbon, Portugal. 1988 The longest trial in Spanish history ends after 15 months over poison olive oil. 1,500 witnesses […]
Food & History: June 27 1615 Tea is first imported to the western world.
Food & History: June 26 1816 Louis Bignon born, a French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. 1848 The first pure food laws enacted in the United States. 1870 The original wooden boardwalk in Atlantic City built. 1870 Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States. 1910 Roy J. Plunkett born, inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene). 1974 […]
Food & History: June 25 1951 Pabst beer airs the 1st color beer commercial on television. 1956 Celebrity Chef, writer, traveler, and television personality Anthony Bourdain born.