Food & History: July 4 1776 The 13 Colonies declare independence from Great Britain and become the United States of America. 1848 Francois Auguste René Vicomte de Chateaubriand dies. Chateaubriand was named after him which is a center cut from the beef tenderloin, grilled and served with béarnaise sauce and chateau potatoes. 1969 Elena Arzak born, […]
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 25 1951 Pabst beer airs the 1st color beer commercial on television. 1956 Celebrity Chef, writer, traveler, and television personality Anthony Bourdain born.
Food & History: June 8 1784 Marie-Antoine Careme born, known as the “Chef of kings and the king of chefs.” 1786 The first advertisement for ice cream made commercially appears in New York’s City Tavern 1880 General Mills wins 3 top medals for their flour, including the ‘Gold Medal’. 1953 The Supreme Court ruled that restaurants […]
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 31 1892 Lea & Perrins label trademarked. 1980 Christopher Kimball begins publishing Cook’s magazine. 1983 Boxer & New York restauranteur Jack Dempsey dies.
Food & History: May 27 1901 American biochemist Conrad Arnold Elvehjem Born. 1919 US Patent issued for ‘Pyrex’ glass (sodium borosilicate glass). 1933 Automatic soda fountain dispenser first introduced by Coca-Cola. 1966 English Chef Heston Blumenthal born. 1975 British Chef Jamie Oliver born.
Food & History: May 26 1818 French Chef Urbain Dubois born. 1955 Japanese Iron Chef Morimoto Masaharu born in Hiroshima, Japan.
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 […]
Food & History: April 28 1796 Amelia Simmons publishes ‘American Cookery’, the first cookbook written by an American. 1944 Alice Waters was born, American chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. 1992 The USDA unveils its new Food Pyramid diet chart.