Food & History: September 1 1910 Heinz Tomato Soup goes on sale in the United Kingdom for first time at Fortnum & Mason. 1951 The Premier is the first supermarket in Britain to opens.
Food & History: August 31 1742 A plague of grasshoppers destroys farm crops in Pennsylvania. 1817 A sturgeon fish measuring 7.5′ is caught in the Passaic River in New Jersey. 1900 Coca-Cola first served in Spence’s department store in London. 1993 Canada orders a ban on cod fishing after stocks dwindle.
Food & History: August 30 1812 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa born. He was responsible for importing 1,400 varieties of grapevines to the Sanoma Valley in California after a devastating blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards. 1890 US President Benjamin Harrison signs the first law requiring inspection of meat products. 2007 Leading beer critic Michael Jackson […]
Food & History: August 29 1893 60 independent orange growers formed the Southern California Fruit Exchange to market their fruit. 1896 Chop suey created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang. 1933 The “Fritos” snack corn chip trademarked. 2007 Alfred Peet dies, founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in […]
Food & History: August 28 1798 The first American vineyard planted in Lexington, Kentucky. 1837 John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin manufacturing Worcestershire Sauce. 1898 Caleb D. Bradham renames his new soft drink ‘Pepsi-Cola’ at his pharmacy his customers were calling “Brad’s Drink”. 2000 Foster’s Brewing of Australia acquires Beringer Wine Estates […]
Food & History: August 27 1940 Nestle trademarks ‘Toll House’ chocolate chip cookies. 1971 Restaurateur Alice Waters opens Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
Food & History: August 26 1895 Decorated French Chef Alexandre Dumaine born. 1966 Gorton Corporation begins using ‘Gorton’s of Gloucester’ trademark for its frozen seafood. 2014 Burger King purchases Tim Hortons Canadian coffee and donut chain.
Food & History: August 25 1810 Peter Durand granted the first patent for preserving food in tin cans. 1958 Momofuku Ando of Nissin Foods markets the first precooked instant noodles (Chikin Ramen). 1959 Golden Grain Macaroni Corporation registers the ‘Rice-A-Roni’ trademark. 1968 Rachael Ray born, American celebrity chef, cookbook author and television host.
Food & History: August 24 1795 Reverend Samuel Henshall receives patent for the corkscrew. 1869 Cornelius Swarthout receives a US patent for a stovetop waffle iron.
Food & History: August 23 1858 ‘Ten Nights in a Bar Room’ opens in New York City, a melodrama about the evils of drink. 1902 Fannie Merrit Farmer opens School of Cookery in Boston, Massachusetts. 1994 Chinese American Chef Joyce chen dies.