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Today in History: February 21

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 14

Today in History: February 14 St. Valentine’s Day *Today is one of the biggest days in retail for chocolate and flower sales, as well as dining. 1871  Thomas Adams of Hudson City, New Jersey receives a patent for a method of producing chewing gum. 1886  California oranges first shipped East by rail. 1922  The Fleischmann […]

Today in History: February 11

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: January 31

Today in History: January 31 1817  French Chef Antoine Beauvilliers dies. He founded La Grande Taverne de Londres, the first luxury restaurant. 1957  Canada makes Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. 1980  Coca Cola starts substituting high fructose corn due to rising sugar costs. 1990  The first McDonald’s opens in Moscow, Russia. 2001  Germany announces to destroy […]