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.
Food & History: May 26 1818 French Chef Urbain Dubois born. 1955 Japanese Iron Chef Morimoto Masaharu born in Hiroshima, Japan.
Food & History: April 26 1966 Justin R. Cristaldi born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey at 1:37am. Foodie, photographer, mixologist, cook and blogger. 2006 Chicago bans the sale of foie gras, later to be repealed in 2008. 2012 Indonesia suspends some beef imports from USA following discovery of an American dairy cow in California infected […]
Justin R. Cristaldi Justin R. Cristaldi has been blogging since before blog was even a known term. He had authored thousands of pages of all things Italian and Sicilian on a website called SicilianCulture.com – it included every bottle of wine he tasted, every Italian spirit he drank, every food from all the regions in Italy, […]