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Food & History: June 26

Food & History: June 26 1816  Louis Bignon born, a French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. 1848  The first pure food laws enacted in the United States. 1870  The original wooden boardwalk in Atlantic City built. 1870  Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States. 1910  Roy J. Plunkett born, inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene). 1974  […]

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 14

Food & History: May 14 1850  Joel Houghton of New York issued the first US Patent for a dishwashing machine. 1853  Gail Borden applies for a patent of condensed milk. 1908  Hungarian Nicholas Kurti born, he advocated applying scientific knowledge to the kitchen and coined the term ‘molecular gastronomy’. 1919  Henry John Heinz dies, founder […]