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 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 15 1895 Henry D. Perky receives the US for Shredded Wheat. 1959 Super Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse born in Fall River, Massachusetts. BAM! 1996 French chef Pierre Franey dies. 2000 Konrad (Emil) Bloch dies, Nobel prize winner for his work on fatty acids. He discovered that high levels of cholesterol ultimately […]
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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 17 1899 Charles A. Pillsbury dies 1900 Hotelier John Willard Marriott born. 1968 Joseph ‘Joe’ Bastianich born, restaurateur, winemaker and author. Son of Lidia Bastianich 2002 Elizabeth Coblentz dies, syndicated Amish cooking columnist and cookbook author.