Today in History: April 5 1764 The Sugar Act passed in Britain which placed new restrictions on the import of molasses to America. 1806 Isaac Quintard of Connecticut receives a patent for an apple cider mill. 1858 W. Atlee Burpee born, founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company. 1864 George W. Brown of Illinois […]
Today in History: April 4 1828 Casparus van Wooden in Amsterdam, patents chocolate milk powder. 1932 Vitamin C first isolated by CG King at the University of Pittsburgh. 1998 A locust plague in Ethiopia reported that covers almost 4,000 acres
Pasta & Fagioli Recipe This is a an easy Italian classic soup. Many recipes might call for tomato sauce but this should not be tomato soup. I just use a little tomato paste. You can see the video online here if you like: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGiuZ8DGKaNru_wkziOjesA?sub_confirmation=1 INGREDIENTS 1 ounce diced pancetta or 3 slices cooked bacon 1 cup […]
Today in History: April 3 1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patents the coffee mill. 1964 Chef Bobby Chinn born. 1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, closes after 57 years. The Cobb Salad was created here in 1936.
Today in History: April 1 April Fool’s Day 1891 Wrigley Chewing Gum Company founded. 1893 The first dishwashing machine became an award winning success at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which eventually became KitchenAid. 1957 The BBC aired a spoof TV documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland, showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a […]
Today in History: March 31 1848 William Waldorf Astor was born, builder of the famous Waldorf-Astoria in 1897. 1978 Charles Best dies discoverer of the hormone insulin which is used to treat diabetes. 1989 Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York persuade the FDA to allow importing and serving fogu (blowfish). 1992 Bob Wian dies, […]
Today in History: March 30 1868 The Pullman Palace Car Company introduces the first railroad dining car. 1899 Chiquita brands, originally known as the Tropical Trading & Transport Company merged with rival Boston Fruit Company to form the United Fruit Company. 1914 Morton Salt Company registers its ‘When It Rains It Pours’ trademark. 1972 Royal Canadian Navy […]
Today in History: March 29 1886 Coca-Cola created by Dr. John Pemberton. 1900 Charles Elton born, an English biologist who first developed the idea of a food chain. 1943 Meat and Cheese rationing begins in the United States due to World War II shortages.
Today in History: March 27 1915 Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) arrested and quarantined at Riverside Hospital in New York City until her death in 1938. She had been arrested and quarantined several times. Although immune to the disease, she was a carrier of the bacillus and spread it wherever she worked as a cook. […]
Today in History: March 26 1753 Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford born. American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove. He is also frequently credited with creating the Baked Alaska dessert. 1880 Famous Foodie Duncan Hines born. 2006 Scotland beings to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants and bars.