Food & History: September 11 1851 Sylvester Graham dies. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour from which he developed the Graham cracker in 1829. 1999 Bee keeper Virgil Foster dies at age 83 after being stung over 50 times by killer bees. He was the first ‘killer […]
Food & History: July 29 1586 Potatoes are introduced to England. 1900 Louis Lassing first served hamburgers on a bun in his diner in New Haven, Connecticut (one of many many claims) 1907 Earl S. Tupper Born. Inventor of Tupperware, this not only saved leftover food sufficiently, it was also used to conduct mold and […]
Food & History: July 12 1927 Green Giant trademark registered. 1932 Otto Frederick Rohwedder receives the patent for the first whole loaf bread-slicing machine.
Food & History: July 11 1792 The first issue of ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ published. 1950 World population reaches 2.5 billion people. 1987 World population reaches 5 billion people. 2011 World population reaches 7 billion people.
Food & History: June 22 1633 Galileo forced by the Vatican in Rome to renounce his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun. 1928 General Mills comes into existence with the merge of 5 milling companies, creating one of the largest milling companies in the world. 1965 Kelloggs register the trademark for toaster Pop-Tarts.
Food & History: June 19 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduces Cherry Garcia as its new flavor. 2009 The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects the number of people near starvation is set to reach a record high of over 1 billion in 2009, which is 1/6 of the world’s population.
Food & History: June 18 1892 Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii. 1897 Juliet Corson dies, she was a librarian, cooking teacher, writer, and founder of the New York Cooking School. 1898 Atlantic City, NJ opens its Steel Pier Boardwalk. 1913 Wine vintner Robert Mondavi born.
Food & History: May 17 1733 England passes the Molasses Act which put high tariffs on molasses, rum and sugar imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain or its territories.
Today in History: March 7 1849 Luther Burbank born. He was an American horticulturist and developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables. 1885 The state of Kansas bans the driving of Texas cattle across its borders to protect its farmland and stop the spread of disease from Texas cattle known as “Texas Fever”. 1897 […]
Today in History: February 26 1852 Founder of Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal born, John Harvey Kellogg. 1916 Entertainer Jackie Gleason born in Brooklyn, New York. Gleason who was friends with Frank Sinatra, took Sinatra to Toot’s Shor in Manhattan and had introduced him to Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. The whiskey and Sinatra’s love for it, launches it […]