Food & History: October 14

Food & History: October 14 1721  Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, proclaims November 8, 1721 as “Publick Thanksgiving” 1953   Clarence Saunders dies, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. 1955  American Chef Thomas Keller was born. 1957  Joseph J. Magliocco born, president of Michter’s Whiskey and Chatham Imports which specialize in wine and […]

Food & History: September 29

Food & History: September 29 1819  The whaling era in the Hawaiian Islands begins when two New England ships arrive. 1989  August A. Busch Jr. (‘Gussie’) dies, the grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 2002  Cuban officials announce they struck deals to buy more than $66 million in American food at a historic agribusiness […]

Food & History: September 6

Food & History: September 6 1800  Catherine Esther Beecher born,  author of the first cookbook written for an American audience titled Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book. 1888  Brahma beer introduced in Brazil, they were the 5th largest brewery in the world in 2013. 1899  Carnation begins producing evaporated milk. 1916  Clarence Saunders founds the Piggly […]

Food & History: August 30

Food & History: August 30 1812  Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa born.  He was responsible for importing 1,400 varieties of grapevines to the Sanoma Valley in California after a devastating blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards. 1890  US President Benjamin Harrison signs the first law requiring inspection of meat products. 2007  Leading beer critic Michael Jackson […]