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Food & History: October 28

Food & History: October 28 1846  Georges Auguste Escoffier born. Known as “the emperor of chefs” and “emperor of the world’s kitchens” by Emperor William II of Germany. 1886  The Statue of Liberty officially unveiled and dedicated in New York Harbor. 1912  The Carleton Hotel opens in Montreal, Canada (now the Ritz Carleton). 1914  George Eastman […]

Food & History: October 26

Food & History: October 26 1734   Thomas Henry born, an apothecary in England, who was the first to artificially carbonate water. 1854  C.W. Post born, founder of what later became General Foods. 1918  Cesar Ritz dies in Switzerland, his last name is world renowned for luxury hotels. 2007  One of the earliest TV celebrity chefs, […]

Food & History: October 14

Food & History: October 14 1721  Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, proclaims November 8, 1721 as “Publick Thanksgiving” 1953   Clarence Saunders dies, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. 1955  American Chef Thomas Keller was born. 1957  Joseph J. Magliocco born, president of Michter’s Whiskey and Chatham Imports which specialize in wine and […]

Food & History: October 12

Food & History: October 12 1492  Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives in the Bahamas. 1810  The first Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich. 1923  Jean Nidetch born, founder of ‘Weight Watchers’, offering dieting products and services. 1950  Japanese actor Takeshi Kaga born. He is best known as the host of the immensely successful TV show, ‘Iron Chef.’

Food & History: September 26

Food & History: September 26 1754  French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust born. He extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. 1774  John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) born. American pioneer and legend who planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. 1904  Writer Lafcadio Hearn […]

Food & History: September 21

Food & History: September 21 1776  The Great Fire of 1776 in New York City. 1930  Chemist John T. Dorrance dies, he developed a method to make condensed soup for Cambell’s. 1969  Chef Anne Burrell born. 1971  Coca-Cola introduced in plastic bottles. 2015  CEO of Peanut Corporation Stewart Parnell sentenced to 28 years in prison […]