Food & History: July 10 1720 Mrs. Clements invents a method of preparing mustard flour or powder. 1840 Adolphus Busch born in Germany, founder of Anheuser Busch. 1990 French Master Chef and restaurateur Alain Chapel dies. 1999 Aaron ‘Bunny’ Lapin dies, inventor of whipped cream in an aerosol can. 2008 Rocky Aoki dies, founder of […]
Food & History: July 6 1615 Furuta Shigenari (Furuta Oribe) dies. A Japanese master of the tea ceremony. 1799 Michael Thomas Bass, Jr. was born, Grandson of Bass Brewery founder, William Bass the largest brewery in the world. 1849 Minnesota’s first brewery opens St. Paul. 1869 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa dies. He had imported 1,400 […]
Food & History: June 25 1951 Pabst beer airs the 1st color beer commercial on television. 1956 Celebrity Chef, writer, traveler, and television personality Anthony Bourdain born.
Food & History: June 16 1893 The confection Cracker Jack is invented with popcorn, peanut and molasses. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912. 1903 Pepsi-Cola Company registers their trademark. Originally name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula in North Carolina. 1937 August Busch III born, president […]
Food & History: May 23 2016 Archaeologists uncovered a brewery over 5,000 years old in the Central Plain of China. It is the oldest beer-making facility ever discovered in China. Residue found inside pots were a mix of fermented grains such as millet, barley and Job’s tears, a chewy Asian grain also known as Chinese […]
Food & History: April 29 1884 Michael Thomas Bass, Jr. dies, Grandson of Bass Brewery founder, William Bass. He took control of the company in 1827, and by 1881 Bass was the largest brewery in the world. 1988 McDonald’s announces it will be opening 20 Moscow restaurants. They will serve Bolshoi Mak instead of Big […]
Today in History: April 19 1937 Italian Chef Antonio Carluccio born. 1995 US Supreme Court rules that alcohol content could be listed on beer labels, overturning a 1935 law which prohibited it.
Today in History: March 19 St. Joseph’s Day 1930 Italian Chef Gualtiero Marchesi born. 1936 Canned beer sold to the public in Britain for the first time. 2008 Alamosa, Colorado state health officials warn residents to stop drinking and cooking with tap water after samples proved to have salmonella contamination. 2012 Israel passes the ‘Photoshop […]
This Day in History: March 2 1787 English William Bass dies, founder of Bass Brewery. 1865 John James McLaughlin born, Canadian chemist and founder of Canada Dry soft drink brand. 1903 Martha Washington Hotel opens in New York City and was the first hotel exclusively for women. 1942 The Stage Door Canteen opened in New […]
Today in History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes […]