Food & History: October 20 1970 Norman Ernest Borlaug receives the Nobel Peace Prize for the ‘Green Revolution’ in which he developed new varieties of wheat and rice to increase food production in under developed countries.
Food & History: October 1 1907 The Plaza Hotel opens at the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue in New York City. 1924 Peanut farmer turned US President James Earl (Jimmy) Carter born. 1931 The new Waldorf-Astoria hotel opens on Park Avenue in New York City. 1971 Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida. […]
Food & History: September 10 2001 The first case of mad cow disease reported in a dairy cow in Japan.
Food & History: August 31 1742 A plague of grasshoppers destroys farm crops in Pennsylvania. 1817 A sturgeon fish measuring 7.5′ is caught in the Passaic River in New Jersey. 1900 Coca-Cola first served in Spence’s department store in London. 1993 Canada orders a ban on cod fishing after stocks dwindle.
Food & History: August 6 1867 Sheldon Everitt received a patent for a Tea Kettle. 1881 Alexander Fleming born. He was a Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928. 1889 The Savoy Hotel opens in London, with Cesar Ritz and Escoffier. 1896 Spreckels Sugar Company (beet sugar) was incorporated in California. 1928 Andy Warhol born. American […]
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 Foodie, photographer, mixologist, cook and blogger. 2006 Chicago bans the sale of foie gras, later to be repealed in 2008. 2012 Indonesia suspends some beef imports from USA following discovery of an American dairy cow in California infected […]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 […]