Food & History: August 7 1932 Jenny Craig born, founder of chain weight loss centers. 1991 The world’s largest Burger King opened in Budapest. 2013 The accountant in charge of keeping track of money for the Rialto Unified School District in California arrested on suspicion of embezzling over $3 million from the school district’s nutrition […]
Food & History: July 29 1586 Potatoes are introduced to England. 1900 Louis Lassing first served hamburgers on a bun in his diner in New Haven, Connecticut (one of many many claims) 1907 Earl S. Tupper Born. Inventor of Tupperware, this not only saved leftover food sufficiently, it was also used to conduct mold and […]
Food & History: July 26 1926 Roquefort cheese is the first to be designated with an appellation d’origine controlee. Only cheese that is processed in Roquefort, France and aged in the caves can be called ‘Roquefort Cheese.’ 2004 American food chemist William A. Mitchell dies, inventor of Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, powdered […]
Food & History: July 24 1802 French author Alexandre Dumas born, and well known as a gourmet who wrote ‘Grand Dictionnaire de la cuisine.’ 1936 The Army Subsistence Research Laboratory opens, devoted solely to developing foods for the Army. 1938 Nestle introduces Nescafe Instant Coffee in Switzerland.
Food & History: July 23 1894 Actor Arthur Treacher born and later goes on to found the Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips restaurant chain. 1904 The Ice Cream cone invented by Charles E. Minches. 1915 Vincent Sardi Jr. born, owner of Sardi’s Restaurant in New York, NY. 1964 The Raffel Brothers open the first Arby’s […]
Food & History: July 18 1936 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile invented. 1936 Elizabeth Coblentz was born in Indiana, an Amish cooking columnist and cookbook author.
Food & History: July 16 1907 Gourmet Popcorn founder Orville Redenbacher born. 1928 James Harvey Logan dies, developer of the Loganberry in 1881. 2006 Robert H. Brooks dies, founder of the Hooters restaurant chain. 2016 New York City landmark restaurant The Four Seasons closes after 57 years.
Food & History: July 14 1850 Dr. John Gorrie demonstrates the first refrigerated ice maker in the United States. 1853 The first World’s Fair in the US opened in New York. 1906 Tom Carvel was born, inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine. 1948 Harry Brearley dies, inventor of stainless steel in 1913. 1998 Richard […]
Food & History: July 12 1927 Green Giant trademark registered. 1932 Otto Frederick Rohwedder receives the patent for the first whole loaf bread-slicing machine.
Food & History: July 9 1872 The first doughnut cutter patented by John F. Blondel.