Food & History: August 4 1693 Dom Perignon discovers the process for making champagne. He is quoted as saying “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!”. It was originally a process to preserve food in wine such as peas and vegetables. 1930 The first King Kullen supermarket opens in Queens, New York and is recognized by the […]
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 7 1550 Chocolate first arrives in Europe. 1890 Henri Nestle dies, founder of the Nestle company. 1912 The first Horn & Hardart Automat in New York City is opens. 1928 Sliced bread comes into existence and sales increase 2000% over the next few months. 1958 The first IHOP (International House of […]
Food & History: June 8 1784 Marie-Antoine Careme born, known as the “Chef of kings and the king of chefs.” 1786 The first advertisement for ice cream made commercially appears in New York’s City Tavern 1880 General Mills wins 3 top medals for their flour, including the ‘Gold Medal’. 1953 The Supreme Court ruled that restaurants […]
Food & History: May 19 1713 Over 200 people rioted on Boston Common over the high price of bread.