Food & History: October 9 1891 Otto Schnering born, founder of the Curtiss Candy Company. Their first product was called Kandy Kake, later renamed Baby Ruth. Shortly after, the Butterfinger candy bar was introduced in 1926. 1899 Chef Charles Ranhofer dies, of the famed Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City. 1938 Rocky Aoki born, founder […]
Food & History: October 6 1790 Jacob Schweppe demonstrates his process for making artificial mineral water. 1893 Cream of Wheat developed by wheat millers of Diamond Milling Co. 1951 Founder of Kellogs Cereal Will Keith Kellogg dies. 2008 Mars Inc. acquires the Wrigley chewing gum.
Food & History: September 30 1861 William Wrigley, Jr. born. He was an advertising genius, and Wrigley’s became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world. 1997 Hooters Restaurants agrees to pay $3.8 million in damages to settle a class action lawsuit alleging discriminatory hiring practices because they would not hire males to wait tables. […]
Food & History: September 23 1848 Chewing gum first introduced. 1880 Scottish scientist Sir John Boyd Orr born. A nutrition expert, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to eliminate world hunger. 1923 “Aunt Jemima” Nancy Green dies in a fatal car accident. 1964 British celebrity Chef Robert Irvine born.
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 15 1885 Constantin Fahlberg receives a patent for the artificial sweetener Saccharin (Sweet’n Low). 1981 The USDA announces that ketchup could be counted as a vegetable in the school lunch program. 1995 M&Ms candy color tan are replaced by the new blue M&Ms. 2011 Research from the University of Cambridge shows […]
Food & History: August 19 1851 Charles Elmer Hires born, the pharmacist who created Hires Root Beer. 1913 Clarence Crane registers the ‘Life Savers’ trademark. 1919 William B. Ward registers ‘Hostess’ trademark. 1996 Miss Universe told to lose 27 pounds or lose her crown. 2002 The Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington DC put the […]
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 1 1793 France introduces the first metric weight of the kilogram. 1932 The Mars candy bar introduced. 2011 A Berlin court ordered breweries to cease advertising that beer is good for people’s health and looks.
Food & History: July 8 1831 John Styth Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola is born. 1844 Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln born, author of the original ‘Boston Cooking School Cook Book’. 1949 Chef, Restaurantuer and Author Wolfgang Puck born in Austria. 1957 Chocolatier William Cadbury dies at age 89. 2009 The town of Bundanoon in New […]