Food & History: October 25 1811 Dr. John M. Riggs born, the first surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a tooth using nitrous oxide. 1905 J.J. McLaughlin Limited incorporated in Toronto to produce ‘Canada Dry Ginger Ale’. 1955 The first microwave oven introduced for home use. 2013 Award winning documentary […]
Food & History: October 2 1931 Grocer & Tea Merchant Sir Thomas Johnston Lipton dies.
Food & History: September 2 1964 Pepsi acquires the Tip Corporation which included the rights to Mountain Dew soft drink. 1985 Wreckage of the British luxury liner ‘Titanic’ located 73 years after it sank. This inspired a new interest in the menu and last meals that were served on the ship which can be found […]
Food & History: August 31 1742 A plague of grasshoppers destroys farm crops in Pennsylvania. 1817 A sturgeon fish measuring 7.5′ is caught in the Passaic River in New Jersey. 1900 Coca-Cola first served in Spence’s department store in London. 1993 Canada orders a ban on cod fishing after stocks dwindle.
Food & History: August 16 1889 Hanson Goodrich patents the first modern stove top coffee percolator.
Food & History: August 8 1899 Albert T. Marshall receives patent for a refrigerator using anhydrous ammonia as the refrigerating medium. 1983 Rolla N. Harger dies. He was a biochemist who invented the first successful test machine for blood alcohol content, “The Drunkometer” in 1931. 2006 Krispy Kreme donuts opens its first Asian outlet in […]
Food & History: July 31 1937 Pharmacist Charles Elmer Hires who introduced Hires Root Beer dies. 1962 The Little Debbie snack cake trademark registered.
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: July 5 2006 Three people were arrested by the FBI for attempting to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets and recipes to Pepsi-Cola.