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 […]
Today in History: April 3 1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patents the coffee mill. 1964 Chef Bobby Chinn born. 1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, closes after 57 years. The Cobb Salad was created here in 1936.
This Day in History: March 1 1784 E. Kidner opens the first cooking school in Great Britain. 1785 The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture founded. 1987 Starbucks opens its first Canadian outlet in Vancouver. 1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland. 1990 The Royal New Zealand Navy […]
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 […]