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.
Food & History: June 15 1851 Jacob Fussell opens the first commercial ice cream factory. 1914 Bob Wian born, founder of the Big Boy restaurant chain, later sold to Marriott. 1958 Pizza Hut is established and opens in Wichita, Kansas.
Food & History: June 13 1789 Alexander Hamilton’s wife serves General George Washington ice cream at a dinner party 2010 Jimmy Dean dies at age 81. Once a country music singer, he later founded Jimmy Dean Meat Company best known for its breakfast sausages.
Food & History: June 9 1902 The first Automat opened in Philadelphia. The original fast food, it was a vending machine for meals glass displays. 1911 Carry Amelia Nation dies. She was a radical American temperance movement leader, she is notable for using a hatchet to destroy saloons. 1931 The ‘Alka-Seltzer’ trademark is registered. 1953 […]
Food & History: June 7 1867 Cafe Anglais Chef Adolphe Duglere serves the famous ‘Dinner of the Three Emperors’ for Tsar Alexander II of Russia, his son (Tsar Alexander III) and King William I of Prussia. The table setting for the dinner is still on display at the oldest existing restaurant in Paris. 1921 The […]
Food & History: May 20 1506 Explorer Christopher Columbus dies. 1799 Honore de Balzac Born. Author and food enthusiast, Balzac would lock himself in a room when he had a spell of creativity consuming only fruit, eggs and coffee. When he took a break he consumed huge amounts of food. One report recalls that at […]
Food & History: May 14 1850 Joel Houghton of New York issued the first US Patent for a dishwashing machine. 1853 Gail Borden applies for a patent of condensed milk. 1908 Hungarian Nicholas Kurti born, he advocated applying scientific knowledge to the kitchen and coined the term ‘molecular gastronomy’. 1919 Henry John Heinz dies, founder […]
Food & History: May 12 1777 The first known ice cream advertisement appeared in the New York Gazette. 1889 John Cadbury dies, founder of Cadbury chocolate company. 1994 Roy J. Plunkett dies, inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene) for cookware in 1938.