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 30 1815 Horticulturist Andrew Jackson Downing born. Author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’. 1877 Irma S. Rombauer born, Author of ‘The Joy of Cooking’. 1929 Prohibition ends in Canada, replaced by government control of liquor sales. 1964 Buffalo Wings created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in […]
Food & History: October 26 1734 Thomas Henry born, an apothecary in England, who was the first to artificially carbonate water. 1854 C.W. Post born, founder of what later became General Foods. 1918 Cesar Ritz dies in Switzerland, his last name is world renowned for luxury hotels. 2007 One of the earliest TV celebrity chefs, […]
Food & History: October 25 1811 Dr. John M. Riggs born, the first surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a tooth using nitrous oxide. 1905 J.J. McLaughlin Limited incorporated in Toronto to produce ‘Canada Dry Ginger Ale’. 1955 The first microwave oven introduced for home use. 2013 Award winning documentary […]
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 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 19 1917 Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance made the first doughnuts for homesick US soldiers. 1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba as well as Cuban products like sugar, rum and cigars.
Food & History: October 16 829 The Tremont Hotel opens in Boston, the first modern hotel in the US. Rooms were $2 per day with meals included and had indoor plumbing, toilets and rooms for baths. 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House. 1945 World Food Day of […]
Food & History: October 15 1895 Henry D. Perky receives the US for Shredded Wheat. 1959 Super Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse born in Fall River, Massachusetts. BAM! 1996 French chef Pierre Franey dies. 2000 Konrad (Emil) Bloch dies, Nobel prize winner for his work on fatty acids. He discovered that high levels of cholesterol ultimately […]