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 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 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 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 […]
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.