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Today in History: February 21

Today in History: February 21 1931  Alka Seltzer is introduced in the USA by Miles Laboratories. 1947  Lidia Bastianich born, an Istrain-born chef and immigrant to the USA. Chef, restaurateur, author and award winning TV cooking show host. 2001  The European Commission banned all British milk, meat and livestock exports following an outbreak of disease […]

Today in History: February 11

Today in History: February 11 1785  Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture founded. 1922  Frederick Grant Banting announces the discovery of insulin which is used to treat diabetes. 1926  Legendary French Chef Paul Bocuse born. 1963  The French Chef premieres on Television. It stars the iconic Julia Child. 1982  Florida Strawberry Growers Association founded.

Today in History: February 10

Today in History: February 10 1909  James Taylor dies.  Businessman and politician who served in the New Jersey Senate but best known for his breakfast staple in all diners, Taylor Ham, later called pork roll by those who wished to imitate it. 1944  Frances Moore Lappe was born, author of best selling books on food […]

Today in History: January 31

Today in History: January 31 1817  French Chef Antoine Beauvilliers dies. He founded La Grande Taverne de Londres, the first luxury restaurant. 1957  Canada makes Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. 1980  Coca Cola starts substituting high fructose corn due to rising sugar costs. 1990  The first McDonald’s opens in Moscow, Russia. 2001  Germany announces to destroy […]

Today in History: January 30

Today in History: January 30 1516  Duke Wilhalm IV instituted Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law as a matter of consumer protection. 1906  NECCO registered ‘NECCO Sweets’ trademark for its candy. 1912  California Fruit Growers Exchange registers the ‘Sunkist’ trademark for lemons. 1912  Hawaiian Pineapple Company registered ‘JDDole’ as a trademark for canned pineapple.