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Food & History: September 27

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: September 26

Food & History: September 26 1754  French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust born. He extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. 1774  John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) born. American pioneer and legend who planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. 1904  Writer Lafcadio Hearn […]

Food & History: September 6

Food & History: September 6 1800  Catherine Esther Beecher born,  author of the first cookbook written for an American audience titled Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book. 1888  Brahma beer introduced in Brazil, they were the 5th largest brewery in the world in 2013. 1899  Carnation begins producing evaporated milk. 1916  Clarence Saunders founds the Piggly […]