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 19 1917 Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance made the first doughnuts for homesick US soldiers. 1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba as well as Cuban products like sugar, rum and cigars.
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 15 1885 Constantin Fahlberg receives a patent for the artificial sweetener Saccharin (Sweet’n Low). 1981 The USDA announces that ketchup could be counted as a vegetable in the school lunch program. 1995 M&Ms candy color tan are replaced by the new blue M&Ms. 2011 Research from the University of Cambridge shows […]
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 4 1885 The Exchange Buffet opens at 7 New Street in Manhattan, it is one of the first self service restaurants, and only served men. 1904 The St. Regis Hotel opens in New York City, it was the first hotel to have central air conditioning and heating in every room. 1920 […]
Food & History: August 27 1940 Nestle trademarks ‘Toll House’ chocolate chip cookies. 1971 Restaurateur Alice Waters opens Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
Food & History: August 26 1895 Decorated French Chef Alexandre Dumaine born. 1966 Gorton Corporation begins using ‘Gorton’s of Gloucester’ trademark for its frozen seafood. 2014 Burger King purchases Tim Hortons Canadian coffee and donut chain.
Food & History: August 24 1795 Reverend Samuel Henshall receives patent for the corkscrew. 1869 Cornelius Swarthout receives a US patent for a stovetop waffle iron.