Today in History: April 2 1974 Alexandre Dumaine dies, one of the most decorated French chefs.
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 […]
Today in History: February 21 1931 Alka Seltzer is introduced in the USA by Miles Laboratories. 1947 Lidia Bastianich born, an Istrain-born chef and immigrant to the USA. Chef, restaurateur, author and award winning TV cooking show host. 2001 The European Commission banned all British milk, meat and livestock exports following an outbreak of disease […]
Today in History: February 11 1785 Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture founded. 1922 Frederick Grant Banting announces the discovery of insulin which is used to treat diabetes. 1926 Legendary French Chef Paul Bocuse born. 1963 The French Chef premieres on Television. It stars the iconic Julia Child. 1982 Florida Strawberry Growers Association founded.
Today in History: February 7 1074 Battle of Montesarchio: Prince of Benevento, Pandulf IV killed battling the encroaching Normans in southern Italy. 1948 Yutaka Ishinabe born in Yokohama, Japan. He was the first French chef on the original Japanese cooking program Iron Chef which was later adapted for American Television.
Today in History: January 28 1916 Canada passes a law allowing the use of liquor at home but not in public bars. 1939 Rose Gray born, one of the most influential British chefs and restaurateurs of the 20th century.
Today in History: January 26 1915 Corn Products Refining Company registers ‘ARGO’ as a trademark for its corn starch. 1925 Paul Newman born. Actor, director, race car driver, and also co-founded ‘Newman’s Own’ food company, which donates all profits to charity. 1962 Michael Chiarello born, celebrity chef, author, winery owner and TV host.
This Day in History: January 23 1803 Arthur Guinnesss dies, Irish brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery. 1832 French painter Édouard Manet born. His first significant painting was ‘The Absinthe Drinker.’ 1862 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California, after the phyloxera blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards. […]
This Day in History: January 22 1892 Coca-Cola incorporated. 1934 Graham Kerr born. “The Galloping Gourmet” British chef, cookbook author and pioneer TV cooking host. 1939 Jeff Smith born of TV’s ‘Frugal Gourmet. 1959 The 7 oz. seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can introduced by Coors of Colorado. 1985 Two days of record breaking cold temperatures […]
Today in History: January 20 1920 The 50-50 Club opened, supposedly the first ‘speakeasy.’ 1998 American researchers announce they cloned calves that can be used in the production of medicinal milk. 2004 Salvation Army announces receiving a $1.5 billion donation from the estate of Joan B. Kroc, founder of McDonald’s. 2018 Paul Bocuse dies in […]