Food & History: October 1 1907 The Plaza Hotel opens at the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue in New York City. 1924 Peanut farmer turned US President James Earl (Jimmy) Carter born. 1931 The new Waldorf-Astoria hotel opens on Park Avenue in New York City. 1971 Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida. […]
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 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 28 1725 Irish brewer Arthur Guinness born. 1895 French scientist Louis Pasteur dies. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. 1937 Joseph Bernard Friedman receives a patent for soda “bendy” straw.
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 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 […]
Food & History: September 25 1985 William Cumming Rose dies, the American biochemist who established the importance of the 8 essential amino acids in human nutrition. 2007 The United States Patent & Trademark Office issued a certificate canceling all claims related to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich patent.
Food & History: September 24 2013 Burger King introduces ‘Satisfries’, a crinkle-cut french fry with 20% fewer calories than regular fries. Most franchises opted not to continue selling them after less than 2 years.
Food & History: September 23 1848 Chewing gum first introduced. 1880 Scottish scientist Sir John Boyd Orr born. A nutrition expert, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to eliminate world hunger. 1923 “Aunt Jemima” Nancy Green dies in a fatal car accident. 1964 British celebrity Chef Robert Irvine born.
Food & History: September 22 1903 Italian Immigrant Italo Marchiony applies for a patent for the ice cone mold. 2002 Founder of Dunkin Donuts William Rosenberg dies.