Food & History: September 20 1943 French Chef, author and BBC television star Xavier Marcel Boulestin dies. 2002 Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts William Rosenberg founder of Dunkin’ Donuts dies.
Food & History: September 19 1839 George Cadbury born. He built his father’s chocolate business into a major manufacturer. 1960 Mario Batali was born. American chef, author, restaurateur. 1995 Orville Redenbacher dies, made famous by popcorn in which is image appears on all packaging.
Food & History: September 5 1643 King Louis XIV of France born, and went on to be a gourmet to excess. 1850 Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel born, founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery. 1933 The Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky trademark registered. 1938 Achille Gaggia applies for a patent on the first modern espresso maker. […]
Food & History: August 15 1911 Crisco hydrogenated shortening introduced by Procter & Gamble. 1912 Julia Child born, American cook, author and one of the first ‘Celebrity Chefs’ of television. 1918 Wilbur Hardee born, founder of the Hardee’s fast food chain in 1960. 1928 Walter E. Diemer dies, inventor of bubble gum in 1928. 1943 Sgt. […]
Food & History: August 3 1492 Christopher Columbus’ first voyage from Spain to what he thought were the Indies but turned out to be the Americas. Eventually he brought tomatoes back to Italy and it now defines most of its cuisine. 1941 Cook, author and home entertainer Martha Stewart born in New Jersey. 1954 Colette, […]
Food & History: July 30 1962 American chef, author and television host Alton Brown born.
Food & History: July 28 1963 Author, food writer, cook and television personality Michael Ruhlman born. A strong advocate for cooking, curing and quality products, he is the author of several books including Grocery which should be required reading for anyone of any age who ever enters a supermarket, or who never has.
Food & History: July 25 1948 Bread rationing from during the war ends in Britain. 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States. 1993 Vincent Schaefer dies, the US chemist who invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.
Food & History: June 6 1519 Italian Botanist & Philosopher Andrea Cesalpino born. 1933 The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.
Food & History: May 31 1892 Lea & Perrins label trademarked. 1980 Christopher Kimball begins publishing Cook’s magazine. 1983 Boxer & New York restauranteur Jack Dempsey dies.