Food & History: October 21 1422 Charles VI of France dies. During his rule Taillevent was made Master of the King’s kitchens and gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon. 1911 William A. Mitchell born, a food chemist invented Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, and other […]
Food & History: October 5 1983 Earl Silas Tupper dies, the inventor of Tupperware containers. 2007 Topps, one of the largest makers of frozen hamburgers, announced they were going out of business due to a massive recall of meat that tested positive for E. coli bacteria. 2011 Friendly’s Ice Cream restaurant chain files for bankruptcy.
Food & History: September 22 1903 Italian Immigrant Italo Marchiony applies for a patent for the ice cone mold. 2002 Founder of Dunkin Donuts William Rosenberg dies.
Food & History: September 11 1851 Sylvester Graham dies. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour from which he developed the Graham cracker in 1829. 1999 Bee keeper Virgil Foster dies at age 83 after being stung over 50 times by killer bees. He was the first ‘killer […]
Food & History: September 10 2001 The first case of mad cow disease reported in a dairy cow in Japan.
Food & History: September 9 1754 Captain William Bligh born. The most famous mutiny in history took place on his ship while returning from Tahiti with breadfruit trees. 1843 Nancy M. Johnson receives a patent for the hand cranked ice cream freezer. 1890 Harland Sanders was born, Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant […]
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 […]
Food & History: July 23 1894 Actor Arthur Treacher born and later goes on to found the Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips restaurant chain. 1904 The Ice Cream cone invented by Charles E. Minches. 1915 Vincent Sardi Jr. born, owner of Sardi’s Restaurant in New York, NY. 1964 The Raffel Brothers open the first Arby’s […]
Food & History: July 14 1850 Dr. John Gorrie demonstrates the first refrigerated ice maker in the United States. 1853 The first World’s Fair in the US opened in New York. 1906 Tom Carvel was born, inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine. 1948 Harry Brearley dies, inventor of stainless steel in 1913. 1998 Richard […]
Food & History: June 19 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduces Cherry Garcia as its new flavor. 2009 The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects the number of people near starvation is set to reach a record high of over 1 billion in 2009, which is 1/6 of the world’s population.