Food & History: August 6

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 […]

Today in History: April 17

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

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 […]