Food & History: October 11 1811 The first steam-powered ferryboat began operation between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey. 1844 Founder of the Heinz condiment company Henry John Heinz born. 1887 The 1st convention of the North West Farmers’ Association opens in Saskatchewa, Canada. 1919 The first airline meals are served, a pre-packed lunch […]
Food & History: September 27 1870 Edmund McIlhenny patents an improved method for making pepper sauce and today only the Tabasco Sauce can bear that name. 1877 James Drummond Dole born. Known as the Pineapple King, he founded Hawaiian Pineapple Company which was later renamed Dole Pineapple Co. 1898 American cookbook author Clementine Paddleford was […]
Food & History: August 28 1798 The first American vineyard planted in Lexington, Kentucky. 1837 John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin manufacturing Worcestershire Sauce. 1898 Caleb D. Bradham renames his new soft drink ‘Pepsi-Cola’ at his pharmacy his customers were calling “Brad’s Drink”. 2000 Foster’s Brewing of Australia acquires Beringer Wine Estates […]
Food & History: May 31 1892 Lea & Perrins label trademarked. 1980 Christopher Kimball begins publishing Cook’s magazine. 1983 Boxer & New York restauranteur Jack Dempsey dies.