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 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 27 1728 Captain James Cook born, the British explorer who charted many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands, better known as Hawaii. 1982 The population of China reaches 1 billion.
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 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 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 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 […]
Food & History: October 20 1970 Norman Ernest Borlaug receives the Nobel Peace Prize for the ‘Green Revolution’ in which he developed new varieties of wheat and rice to increase food production in under developed countries.
Food & History: October 19 1917 Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance made the first doughnuts for homesick US soldiers. 1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba as well as Cuban products like sugar, rum and cigars.
Food & History: October 18 1969 Diet sweetener Cyclamate banned due to links to cancer, but still widely used throughout the world today. 1998 The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas opens with 3,000 rooms.