Today in History: March 26 1753 Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford born. American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove. He is also frequently credited with creating the Baked Alaska dessert. 1880 Famous Foodie Duncan Hines born. 2006 Scotland beings to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants and bars.
Today in History: March 24 1765 British Parliament passes a law which requires American colonists to provide temporary quarters, food, drink, etc. to British troops stationed in their towns. 1914 Stephen F. Whitman registered a trademark for ‘Whitman’s Sampler Chocolates & Confections.’ 1974 Nathan’s Hot Dog founder Nathan Handwerker dies. 1990 Cook book author Jane Grigson […]
Today in History: March 19 St. Joseph’s Day 1930 Italian Chef Gualtiero Marchesi born. 1936 Canned beer sold to the public in Britain for the first time. 2008 Alamosa, Colorado state health officials warn residents to stop drinking and cooking with tap water after samples proved to have salmonella contamination. 2012 Israel passes the ‘Photoshop […]
Today in History: March 15 Ides of March 44 BC Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome by a group of senators including his friend Brutus (also possibly his stepson). 1959 Duncan Hines dies, famous for ice cream, cake mixes and other food products. 1965 The first T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant opens at 1st Avenue & 63rd Street in […]
Today in History: March 12 1893 Christian Kent Nelson born, inventor of the Eskimo Pie. 1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham. Previously it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain. 1929 Asa Griggs Candler dies, a wholesale druggist who purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an […]
Today in History: March 6 1912 Nabisco presents the Oreo cookie. 1930 Birds Eye frozen foods go on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts. 2007 Ernest Gallo dies, founder of the Gallo Winery with his brother Julio in 1933.
Today in History: January 29 1878 The first patent for a glass milk container issued to George Lester. 1924 Carl R. Taylor receives a US patent for an ice cream cone rolling machine.
This Day in History: January 24 1922 The Eskimo Pie is granted a patent. Its ice cream dipped in chocolate. 1930 Bernard Matthews born, the founder of Britain’s largest turkey processor. 1935 The beer can is introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey. 1950 P.L. Spencer receives a patent for the […]