Food & History: May 9 1914 CW Post dies, founder the Postum Cereal. It was later renamed General Foods in 1922, best known for cereals like Grape Nuts and Post Toasties (originally called Elijah’s Mana). 1920 Frank Perdue of Perdue Farms born, the 3rd largest poultry company in the USA.
Today in History: April 21 930 Donald J. Tyson born, President of Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest producers of chicken, beef and pork. 1962 The Seattle World’s Fair opens in Seattle, Washington. 1962 The Top Of The Needle restaurant in the Seattle officially opens.
Today in History: March 31 1848 William Waldorf Astor was born, builder of the famous Waldorf-Astoria in 1897. 1978 Charles Best dies discoverer of the hormone insulin which is used to treat diabetes. 1989 Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York persuade the FDA to allow importing and serving fogu (blowfish). 1992 Bob Wian dies, […]