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Food & History: July 10

Food & History: July 10 1720  Mrs. Clements invents a method of preparing mustard flour or powder. 1840  Adolphus Busch born in Germany, founder of Anheuser Busch. 1990  French Master Chef and restaurateur Alain Chapel dies. 1999  Aaron ‘Bunny’ Lapin dies, inventor of whipped cream in an aerosol can. 2008  Rocky Aoki dies, founder of […]

Food & History: July 7

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: July 3

Food & History: July 3 1806  Michael Keens presents the first cultivated strawberry. 1857  Anna Maria Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford dies. She is best known as being the originator of British Afternoon Tea during the late 1830s. 1908  Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher born. She was an American food critic and writer. 1924  Clarence Birdseye […]

Food & History: June 4

Food & History: June 4 1895  African American inventor Joseph Lee patents a “bread crumbing” machine for restaurants. 1970  The 43rd National Spelling Bee, Libby Childress wins by spelling the word ‘croissant’correctly. 1974  The Cleveland Indians began ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ to bring out the fans to their losing team.  The fans became so drunk […]

Food & History: May 6

Food & History: May 6 1903  Toots Shor born. He was an American restaurateur, whose restaurant was a gathering place for New York celebrities during the 1940s and 1950’s.  Among many, Jackie Gleason who introduced Frank Sinatra to Jack Daniel’s whiskey. 1929  Famous Paris restaurant, La Tour d’Argent served its 100,000th signature dish, ‘Caneton Tour […]