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 25 1948 Bread rationing from during the war ends in Britain. 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States. 1993 Vincent Schaefer dies, the US chemist who invented ‘cloud seeding’ with dry ice to cause rain or snow.
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 22 1461 Charles VII of France born. His mistress Agnes Sorel was a celebrated cook. 1956 The Prince of Gastronomes, Maurice Edmond Sailland “Curnosky”, dies.
Food & History: July 21 1939 Joe Albertson opens a grocery store in Boise, Idaho and eventually grows to be one of the largest supermarket chains with over 2,200 stores. 1994 A smoking ban in restaurants and bars in Maryland began. 2008 Sidney Craig dies, co-founder of the Jenny Craig chain of diet centers.
Food & History: July 20 1801 Cheshire MA pressed a 1235 pound cheese ball and presented to newly elected president Thomas Jefferson. 1851 The first cheese factory in the US to make cheese from scratch began in Rome, New York.
Food & History: July 19 1870 William W. Lyman gets a patent for a can opener. 1894 Percy Le Baron Spencer born, he helped develop the microwave in 1945. 1921 The official start of prohibition of liquor in Ontario, Canada
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 17 1763 John Jacob Astor born in Waldorf, Germany, founder of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.