Food & History: November 4 1873 Anthony Iske of Pennsylvania issued a US patent for a meat slicing machine. 1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins receives a US patent for a refrigerating machine. 1923 Alfred Heineken born, Grandson of the founder of Heineken Brewery. 1940 Eggs and cake rationed in the Netherlands.
Food & History: November 2 1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich born. Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl was supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions 1832 Sir John Leslie dies. A Scottish physicist who […]