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Food & History: October 30

Food & History: October 30 1815  Horticulturist Andrew Jackson Downing born. Author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’.  1877  Irma S. Rombauer born, Author of ‘The Joy of Cooking’. 1929  Prohibition ends in Canada, replaced by government control of liquor sales. 1964  Buffalo Wings created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in […]

Food & History: October 28

Food & History: October 28 1846  Georges Auguste Escoffier born. Known as “the emperor of chefs” and “emperor of the world’s kitchens” by Emperor William II of Germany. 1886  The Statue of Liberty officially unveiled and dedicated in New York Harbor. 1912  The Carleton Hotel opens in Montreal, Canada (now the Ritz Carleton). 1914  George Eastman […]

Food & History: October 26

Food & History: October 26 1734   Thomas Henry born, an apothecary in England, who was the first to artificially carbonate water. 1854  C.W. Post born, founder of what later became General Foods. 1918  Cesar Ritz dies in Switzerland, his last name is world renowned for luxury hotels. 2007  One of the earliest TV celebrity chefs, […]

Food & History: October 25

Food & History: October 25 1811  Dr. John M. Riggs born, the first surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a tooth using nitrous oxide. 1905  J.J. McLaughlin Limited incorporated in Toronto to produce ‘Canada Dry Ginger Ale’. 1955  The first microwave oven introduced for home use. 2013  Award winning documentary […]

Food & History: October 22

Food & History: October 22 1897  Ettore “Hector” Boiardi, better known as Chef Boyardee born. 1981  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves NutraSweet (Aspartame), an artificial sweetener. 1990  Scientists report that the Aral Sea shrunk by 60% falling more then 45 feet in depth in 30 years.  Soviet irrigation policies destroyed what was once […]

Food & History: October 21

Food & History: October 21 1422  Charles VI of France dies. During his rule Taillevent was made Master of the King’s kitchens and gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon. 1911  William A. Mitchell born, a food chemist invented Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, and other […]