Food & History: May 13 1806 The definition of the term Cocktail appears printed in the Hudson, New York publication ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository,’ in reply to a readers question: “Cocktail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.” 1950 Diner’s Club issues the first credit cards.
Food & History: May 11 1992 Carlos ‘Danny’ Herrera dies, inventor of the Margarita cocktail in 1938.
Today in History: April 18 1921 Ontario, Canada votes for alcohol prohibition effective July 19, 1921. 1942 ‘Moonlight Cocktail’ by The Glenn Miller Orchestra hits #1 on the music charts
Today in History: April 1 April Fool’s Day 1891 Wrigley Chewing Gum Company founded. 1893 The first dishwashing machine became an award winning success at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which eventually became KitchenAid. 1957 The BBC aired a spoof TV documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland, showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a […]
Today in History: February 26 1852 Founder of Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal born, John Harvey Kellogg. 1916 Entertainer Jackie Gleason born in Brooklyn, New York. Gleason who was friends with Frank Sinatra, took Sinatra to Toot’s Shor in Manhattan and had introduced him to Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. The whiskey and Sinatra’s love for it, launches it […]
Today in History: February 10 1909 James Taylor dies. Businessman and politician who served in the New Jersey Senate but best known for his breakfast staple in all diners, Taylor Ham, later called pork roll by those who wished to imitate it. 1944 Frances Moore Lappe was born, author of best selling books on food […]