Food & History: June 3 1841 Nicolas Francois Appert, inventor of the canning process dies. 1997 USDA announces it will ban manufacturers from using most slaughtered animal parts in feed for farm animals to protect the US food supply from mad cow disease.
Food & History: April 26 1966 Justin R. Cristaldi born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey at 1:37am. Foodie, photographer, mixologist, cook and blogger. 2006 Chicago bans the sale of foie gras, later to be repealed in 2008. 2012 Indonesia suspends some beef imports from USA following discovery of an American dairy cow in California infected […]
Food & History: April 24 1766 Founder of the Farmer’s Almanac, Robert Bailey Thomas born. 1833 Jacob Ebert and George Dulty patent the first soda fountain. 1886 Petroleum discovered on the Egyptian shore of the Red Sea. 1914 Cajun Chef Justin Wilson born. 1949 Chocolate rationing ends in Britain.
Today in History: April 17 1629 Horses first imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1790 Benjamin Franklin dies. A Founding father of America, also, among many things including publisher of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac.’ 1810 Lewis Mills Norton of Goshen, Connecticut issued a US patent for ‘pineapple cheese’. 1917 The Del Monte brand […]
Today in History: April 12 1949 United Fruit Company registers the ‘Chiquita Banana’ trademark for fresh bananas. 1989 The USSR issues ration cards for sugar due to shortages. 1990 Three US tuna companies StarKist, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee, announced their commitment to dolphin-safe tuna-catching of their products. 2001 Maryland bans farming of genetically […]
Today in History: April 5 1764 The Sugar Act passed in Britain which placed new restrictions on the import of molasses to America. 1806 Isaac Quintard of Connecticut receives a patent for an apple cider mill. 1858 W. Atlee Burpee born, founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company. 1864 George W. Brown of Illinois […]
Today in History: April 4 1828 Casparus van Wooden in Amsterdam, patents chocolate milk powder. 1932 Vitamin C first isolated by CG King at the University of Pittsburgh. 1998 A locust plague in Ethiopia reported that covers almost 4,000 acres
Today in History: March 25 1775 George Washington planted pecan trees (some of which still survive) at Mount Vernon. The trees were supposedly a gift to Washington from Thomas Jefferson. 1914 Norman Ernest Borlaug born. An American agronomist and Nobel Peace Prize winner for efforts to overcome world hunger. He developed the wheat/rye hybrid called ‘triticale’ […]
Today in History: March 7 1849 Luther Burbank born. He was an American horticulturist and developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables. 1885 The state of Kansas bans the driving of Texas cattle across its borders to protect its farmland and stop the spread of disease from Texas cattle known as “Texas Fever”. 1897 […]
Today in History: February 26 1852 Founder of Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal born, John Harvey Kellogg. 1916 Entertainer Jackie Gleason born in Brooklyn, New York. Gleason who was friends with Frank Sinatra, took Sinatra to Toot’s Shor in Manhattan and had introduced him to Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. The whiskey and Sinatra’s love for it, launches it […]