Food & History: July 24 1802 French author Alexandre Dumas born, and well known as a gourmet who wrote ‘Grand Dictionnaire de la cuisine.’ 1936 The Army Subsistence Research Laboratory opens, devoted solely to developing foods for the Army. 1938 Nestle introduces Nescafe Instant Coffee in Switzerland.
Food & History: June 4 1895 African American inventor Joseph Lee patents a “bread crumbing” machine for restaurants. 1970 The 43rd National Spelling Bee, Libby Childress wins by spelling the word ‘croissant’correctly. 1974 The Cleveland Indians began ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ to bring out the fans to their losing team. The fans became so drunk […]
Today in History: February 26 1852 Founder of Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal born, John Harvey Kellogg. 1916 Entertainer Jackie Gleason born in Brooklyn, New York. Gleason who was friends with Frank Sinatra, took Sinatra to Toot’s Shor in Manhattan and had introduced him to Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. The whiskey and Sinatra’s love for it, launches it […]