Food & History: November 26 1789 US President George Washington signs a proclamation declaring Thursday the 26th day of November as the first national Thanksgiving Day under the Constitution. 1832 The ‘John Mason’, the first public horse-drawn streetcar, began carrying passengers in New York City. 1867 J.B. Sutherland of Detroit receives the first US patent […]
Food & History: September 20 1943 French Chef, author and BBC television star Xavier Marcel Boulestin dies. 2002 Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts William Rosenberg founder of Dunkin’ Donuts dies.
Food & History: August 29 1893 60 independent orange growers formed the Southern California Fruit Exchange to market their fruit. 1896 Chop suey created in New York City by the Cantonese chef of Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang. 1933 The “Fritos” snack corn chip trademarked. 2007 Alfred Peet dies, founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea in […]
Food & History: August 26 1895 Decorated French Chef Alexandre Dumaine born. 1966 Gorton Corporation begins using ‘Gorton’s of Gloucester’ trademark for its frozen seafood. 2014 Burger King purchases Tim Hortons Canadian coffee and donut chain.
Food & History: August 16 1889 Hanson Goodrich patents the first modern stove top coffee percolator.
Food & History: August 14 1873 The first issue of the magazine ‘Field & Stream’ published for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. 1956 Chock Full O’ Nuts “The Heavenly Coffee” trademark was registered by the Federal Nut Company.
Food & History: August 11 1858 Christiaan Eijkman born. He was a Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi was caused by a poor diet and lack of vitamin B1. This eventually led to the discovery of vitamins. 1903 Satori Kato of Chicago issued the first US patent for instant coffee.
Food & History: July 24 1802 French author Alexandre Dumas born, and well known as a gourmet who wrote ‘Grand Dictionnaire de la cuisine.’ 1936 The Army Subsistence Research Laboratory opens, devoted solely to developing foods for the Army. 1938 Nestle introduces Nescafe Instant Coffee in Switzerland.
Food & History: June 27 1615 Tea is first imported to the western world.
Food & History: June 24 1817 Coffee first planted in Hawaii on the Kona coast. 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift born, founder Swift & Company and inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship beef to eastern markets instead of live animals. 1895 Jack Dempsey born. He is regarded as one of the […]