Food & History: September 19 1839 George Cadbury born. He built his father’s chocolate business into a major manufacturer. 1960 Mario Batali was born. American chef, author, restaurateur. 1995 Orville Redenbacher dies, made famous by popcorn in which is image appears on all packaging.
Food & History: September 13 1592 Michel de Montaigne dies, a famous quote of his “A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats.” 1755 Oliver Evans born inventor of the first automatic flour mill. 1833 The first shipment of imported ice arrived in Calcutta, India from Boston in an […]
Food & History: August 27 1940 Nestle trademarks ‘Toll House’ chocolate chip cookies. 1971 Restaurateur Alice Waters opens Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
Food & History: August 12 1737 Antoine Augustin Parmentier born, a French agronomist who promoted the potato as a food source and promoted its acceptance in France. 1801 John Cadbury born, founder of Cadbury Chocolate Company. 1898 Hawaii annexed to the United States. 1913 The National Biscuit Co. (NABISCO) registers the Oreo Cookie trademark. 1930 […]
Food & History: August 10 1814 Henri Nestle born, founder of Nestlé company which is known worldwide for chocolate, baby formula and other food products. 1876 Italian chef Charles Elme Francatelli dies. He was chef to Queen Victoria and author of ‘The Modern Cook’ in 1845 and ‘A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes’ in 1852. 1889 […]
Food & History: August 1 1793 France introduces the first metric weight of the kilogram. 1932 The Mars candy bar introduced. 2011 A Berlin court ordered breweries to cease advertising that beer is good for people’s health and looks.
Food & History: July 31 1937 Pharmacist Charles Elmer Hires who introduced Hires Root Beer dies. 1962 The Little Debbie snack cake trademark registered.
Food & History: July 8 1831 John Styth Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola is born. 1844 Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln born, author of the original ‘Boston Cooking School Cook Book’. 1949 Chef, Restaurantuer and Author Wolfgang Puck born in Austria. 1957 Chocolatier William Cadbury dies at age 89. 2009 The town of Bundanoon in New […]
Food & History: May 12 1777 The first known ice cream advertisement appeared in the New York Gazette. 1889 John Cadbury dies, founder of Cadbury chocolate company. 1994 Roy J. Plunkett dies, inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene) for cookware in 1938.