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Food & History: September 30

Food & History: September 30 1861  William Wrigley, Jr. born. He was an advertising genius, and Wrigley’s became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world. 1997  Hooters Restaurants agrees to pay $3.8 million in damages to settle a class action lawsuit alleging discriminatory hiring practices because they would not hire males to wait tables. […]

Food & History: September 29

Food & History: September 29 1819  The whaling era in the Hawaiian Islands begins when two New England ships arrive. 1989  August A. Busch Jr. (‘Gussie’) dies, the grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 2002  Cuban officials announce they struck deals to buy more than $66 million in American food at a historic agribusiness […]

Food & History: September 27

Food & History: September 27 1870  Edmund McIlhenny patents an improved method for making pepper sauce and today only the Tabasco Sauce can bear that name. 1877  James Drummond Dole born. Known as the Pineapple King, he founded Hawaiian Pineapple Company which was later renamed Dole Pineapple Co. 1898  American cookbook author Clementine Paddleford was […]

Food & History: September 26

Food & History: September 26 1754  French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust born. He extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. 1774  John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) born. American pioneer and legend who planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. 1904  Writer Lafcadio Hearn […]