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 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 28 1725 Irish brewer Arthur Guinness born. 1895 French scientist Louis Pasteur dies. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. 1937 Joseph Bernard Friedman receives a patent for soda “bendy” straw.
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 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 […]
Food & History: August 1 1793 France introduces the first metric weight of the kilogram. 1932 The Mars candy bar introduced. 2011 A Berlin court ordered breweries to cease advertising that beer is good for people’s health and looks.
Food & History: July 13 1568 The Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral develops a method to bottle beer. 1794 James Lind dies. He was a Scottish physician who recommended that fresh citrus fruit juice be included in the seamen’s diet to eliminate scurvy. 1926 The Taggart Baking Company registers “Wonder” trademark for its bread. 1937 […]
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.