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 […]
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 16 1893 The confection Cracker Jack is invented with popcorn, peanut and molasses. The prize in each box was introduced in 1912. 1903 Pepsi-Cola Company registers their trademark. Originally name was ‘Brad’s Drink’ after Caleb Bradham, the pharmacist who developed the formula in North Carolina. 1937 August Busch III born, president […]
Food & History: April 24 1766 Founder of the Farmer’s Almanac, Robert Bailey Thomas born. 1833 Jacob Ebert and George Dulty patent the first soda fountain. 1886 Petroleum discovered on the Egyptian shore of the Red Sea. 1914 Cajun Chef Justin Wilson born. 1949 Chocolate rationing ends in Britain.
Today in History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes […]
Today in History: February 14 St. Valentine’s Day *Today is one of the biggest days in retail for chocolate and flower sales, as well as dining. 1871 Thomas Adams of Hudson City, New Jersey receives a patent for a method of producing chewing gum. 1886 California oranges first shipped East by rail. 1922 The Fleischmann […]
Today in History: February 9 1894 Hershey’s Chocolate Company founded. 1901 American restauranteur Fred Harvey dies in Leavenworth, Kansas.