Food & History: August 1 1793 France introduces the first metric weight of the kilogram. 1932 The Mars candy bar introduced. 2011 A Berlin court ordered breweries to cease advertising that beer is good for people’s health and looks.
Food & History: July 31 1937 Pharmacist Charles Elmer Hires who introduced Hires Root Beer dies. 1962 The Little Debbie snack cake trademark registered.
Food & History: July 30 1962 American chef, author and television host Alton Brown born.
Food & History: July 29 1586 Potatoes are introduced to England. 1900 Louis Lassing first served hamburgers on a bun in his diner in New Haven, Connecticut (one of many many claims) 1907 Earl S. Tupper Born. Inventor of Tupperware, this not only saved leftover food sufficiently, it was also used to conduct mold and […]
Food & History: July 28 1963 Author, food writer, cook and television personality Michael Ruhlman born. A strong advocate for cooking, curing and quality products, he is the author of several books including Grocery which should be required reading for anyone of any age who ever enters a supermarket, or who never has.
Michael Ruhlman Amongst many of his books on food, cooking, dining, restaurants, and the life of a chef, is Grocery by Michale Ruhlman. This is a must-read no matter who you are. Regardless if you are in child in grammar school, a college grad, a chef or even a simple home cook who is cooking […]
Food & History: July 27 1880 African American Alexander P. Ashbourne patents the method for refining coconut oil.
Food & History: July 26 1926 Roquefort cheese is the first to be designated with an appellation d’origine controlee. Only cheese that is processed in Roquefort, France and aged in the caves can be called ‘Roquefort Cheese.’ 2004 American food chemist William A. Mitchell dies, inventor of Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, powdered […]
Food & History: July 25 1948 Bread rationing from during the war ends in Britain. 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States. 1993 Vincent Schaefer dies, the US chemist who invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.
Food & History: July 24 1802 French author Alexandre Dumas born, and well known as a gourmet who wrote ‘Grand Dictionnaire de la cuisine.’ 1936 The Army Subsistence Research Laboratory opens, devoted solely to developing foods for the Army. 1938 Nestle introduces Nescafe Instant Coffee in Switzerland.