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Food & History: October 25

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

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 12

Food & History: October 12 1492  Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives in the Bahamas. 1810  The first Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich. 1923  Jean Nidetch born, founder of ‘Weight Watchers’, offering dieting products and services. 1950  Japanese actor Takeshi Kaga born. He is best known as the host of the immensely successful TV show, ‘Iron Chef.’