Food & History: October 30 1815 Horticulturist Andrew Jackson Downing born. Author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’. 1877 Irma S. Rombauer born, Author of ‘The Joy of Cooking’. 1929 Prohibition ends in Canada, replaced by government control of liquor sales. 1964 Buffalo Wings created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in […]
Food & History: September 9 1754 Captain William Bligh born. The most famous mutiny in history took place on his ship while returning from Tahiti with breadfruit trees. 1843 Nancy M. Johnson receives a patent for the hand cranked ice cream freezer. 1890 Harland Sanders was born, Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant […]
Food & History: August 18 2010 USDA expanded a recall of eggs from two Iowa producers to 380 million eggs nationwide after they were linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning.
Food & History: June 14 1800 Chicken Marengo created by Napoleon’s Swiss chef to commemorate Napoleon’s victory over the Austrians in the Battle of Marengo.
Chicken Marengo In the year 1800 it is said Chicken Marengo was a dish created by Napoleon’s Swiss chef to commemorate Napoleon’s victory over the Austrians in the Battle of Marengo. Honestly this is not my favorite dish, but I did try it, I guess mushrooms in red tomato sauce is not something that appeals […]
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, […]