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 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 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 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 9 1891 Otto Schnering born, founder of the Curtiss Candy Company. Their first product was called Kandy Kake, later renamed Baby Ruth. Shortly after, the Butterfinger candy bar was introduced in 1926. 1899 Chef Charles Ranhofer dies, of the famed Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City. 1938 Rocky Aoki born, founder […]
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 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 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 […]
Food & History: September 24 2013 Burger King introduces ‘Satisfries’, a crinkle-cut french fry with 20% fewer calories than regular fries. Most franchises opted not to continue selling them after less than 2 years.
Food & History: September 20 1943 French Chef, author and BBC television star Xavier Marcel Boulestin dies. 2002 Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts William Rosenberg founder of Dunkin’ Donuts dies.