Food & History: November 27 1701 Anders Celsius born, a Swedish astronomer who developed the temperature scale. 1910 Pennsylvania Station, the largest railway station in the world, opened to traffic. 1923 Velveeta Cheese Co. registers its trademark.
Food & History: July 26 1926 Roquefort cheese is the first to be designated with an appellation d’origine controlee. Only cheese that is processed in Roquefort, France and aged in the caves can be called ‘Roquefort Cheese.’ 2004 American food chemist William A. Mitchell dies, inventor of Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, powdered […]
Food & History: July 20 1801 Cheshire MA pressed a 1235 pound cheese ball and presented to newly elected president Thomas Jefferson. 1851 The first cheese factory in the US to make cheese from scratch began in Rome, New York.
Food & History: June 9 1902 The first Automat opened in Philadelphia. The original fast food, it was a vending machine for meals glass displays. 1911 Carry Amelia Nation dies. She was a radical American temperance movement leader, she is notable for using a hatchet to destroy saloons. 1931 The ‘Alka-Seltzer’ trademark is registered. 1953 […]
Today in History: April 17 1629 Horses first imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1790 Benjamin Franklin dies. A Founding father of America, also, among many things including publisher of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac.’ 1810 Lewis Mills Norton of Goshen, Connecticut issued a US patent for ‘pineapple cheese’. 1917 The Del Monte brand […]