Food & History: December 1 1885 Dr. Pepper is sold for the first time. 1886 American crime writer Rex Stout born. More than 70 of his novels and stories feature the fictional gourmet detective, Nero Wolfe. He also published ‘The Nero Wolfe Cookbook’ in 1973. 1999 The Russian Duma passed an animal rights bill that prohibits […]
Food & History: November 30 1838 A brief conflict began between Mexico and France caused by a French pastry cook who claimed that some Mexican Army soldiers had damaged his restaurant known as the Great Pastry War. 1858 John L. Mason of New York issued the patent for his glass “Mason” jar. 1875 African American […]
Food & History: November 29 1933 First state liquor stores authorized Pennsylvania to sell alcohol after Prohibition. 1977 Apple Computer, Inc. registers the ‘Apple’ trademark for computers and computer programs.
Food & History: November 28 1520 Under the command of Portuguese, explorer Ferdinand Magellan sailed from the Atlantic Ocean through the passage now known as the Straits of Magellan, entering the “Sea of the South” in search of an alternate route to the Spice Islands. 1837 John Wesley Hyatt born, he invented a water purifying […]
Food & History: November 27 1701 Anders Celsius born, a Swedish astronomer who developed the temperature scale. 1910 Pennsylvania Station, the largest railway station in the world, opened to traffic. 1923 Velveeta Cheese Co. registers its trademark.
Food & History: November 26 1789 US President George Washington signs a proclamation declaring Thursday the 26th day of November as the first national Thanksgiving Day under the Constitution. 1832 The ‘John Mason’, the first public horse-drawn streetcar, began carrying passengers in New York City. 1867 J.B. Sutherland of Detroit receives the first US patent […]
Food & History: November 25 1846 Carrie Amelia Moore Nation born, a radical American temperance movement leader most noted for using a hatchet to destroy saloons. 1884 John Mayenberg receives the first US patent for the process to produce evaporated milk. 1884 The Nestle trademark is registered. 1915 Edwin Traisman born, the food scientist who […]
Food & History: November 24 1762 Sandwich first appears in print. Edward Gibbons Journal, entry on this day reads ‘I dined at the Cocoa Tree….That respectable body affords every evening a sight truly English. Twenty or thirty of the first men in the kingdom….supping at little tables….upon a bit of cold meat, or a Sandwich.’ 1998 […]
Food & History: November 23 1534 German botanist Otto Brunfels dies. His work is considered to be a bridge between ancient and modern botany. 1553 Italian Botanist Prospero Alpini born. He is said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe. 1828 Cornelius Hoagland born, Co-founder of Royal Baking Powder Company in 1866. 1921 US […]
Food & History: November 22 862 Dr. Alexander P. Anderson born. He developed puffed rice which was introduced to the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904. 1941 The Food and Nutrition Board started Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), listing specific intakes for calories, essential nutrients and vitamins.