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Food & History: July 10

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

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 16

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

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 […]