Food & History: October 31

Food & History: October 31 1905  Campbell’s logo trademark for baked beans. 1917  British Food Author Patience Gray born. 1920  Justice Oliver Wendell Homes hands down the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold trademark violations for the ‘Coca-Cola Company’ against the ‘Koke Company of America’. 1981  Dunkin’ Donuts opens its first store in Thailand. 1982  […]

Food & History: October 22

Food & History: October 22 1897  Ettore “Hector” Boiardi, better known as Chef Boyardee born. 1981  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves NutraSweet (Aspartame), an artificial sweetener. 1990  Scientists report that the Aral Sea shrunk by 60% falling more then 45 feet in depth in 30 years.  Soviet irrigation policies destroyed what was once […]

Food & History: October 21

Food & History: October 21 1422  Charles VI of France dies. During his rule Taillevent was made Master of the King’s kitchens and gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon. 1911  William A. Mitchell born, a food chemist invented Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, and other […]

Food & History: October 14

Food & History: October 14 1721  Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, proclaims November 8, 1721 as “Publick Thanksgiving” 1953   Clarence Saunders dies, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. 1955  American Chef Thomas Keller was born. 1957  Joseph J. Magliocco born, president of Michter’s Whiskey and Chatham Imports which specialize in wine and […]

Food & History: October 8

Food & History: October 8 1901  The “Domino” sugar trademark registered. 1906  Harry G. Day born. He helped introduce fluoride into toothpaste. 1945  Patent for the microwave oven filed. 1952  The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette published. 1990  The first McDonald’s restaurant in mainland China opens in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. 2004  Lifestyle guru Martha […]

Food & History: September 30

Food & History: September 30 1861  William Wrigley, Jr. born. He was an advertising genius, and Wrigley’s became the largest chewing gum manufacturer in the world. 1997  Hooters Restaurants agrees to pay $3.8 million in damages to settle a class action lawsuit alleging discriminatory hiring practices because they would not hire males to wait tables. […]

Food & History: September 29

Food & History: September 29 1819  The whaling era in the Hawaiian Islands begins when two New England ships arrive. 1989  August A. Busch Jr. (‘Gussie’) dies, the grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 2002  Cuban officials announce they struck deals to buy more than $66 million in American food at a historic agribusiness […]