Food & History: July 1 1910 Ward Baking Company of Chicago opens the first completely automated bread plant in the United States. 1916 Coca-Cola starts using a new contoured bottle to stay ahead of the competition. 1936 Wally Amos, Jr. born, creator of ‘Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies’. 1953 Cheez Whiz introduced by Kraft. 2007 […]
Food & History: June 30 1896 William S. Hadaway receive a US patent an electric stove. 1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed by Congress. 1985 James A. Dewar dies, creator of the ‘Twinkie’ in 1930.
Food & History: June 28 1491 Henry VIII of England born. The first foodie often depicted eating a large drumstick. 1887 Coca-Cola syrup patented. 1939 PanAm flew the first trans-Atlantic passenger service from New York to Lisbon, Portugal. 1988 The longest trial in Spanish history ends after 15 months over poison olive oil. 1,500 witnesses […]
Food & History: June 19 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduces Cherry Garcia as its new flavor. 2009 The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects the number of people near starvation is set to reach a record high of over 1 billion in 2009, which is 1/6 of the world’s population.
Food & History: June 3 1841 Nicolas Francois Appert, inventor of the canning process dies. 1997 USDA announces it will ban manufacturers from using most slaughtered animal parts in feed for farm animals to protect the US food supply from mad cow disease.
Food & History: May 29 1630 Charles II, king of England born. Merry Monarch tea was introduced to England during his reign. 1886 Coca-Cola advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Daily. 1919 Charles Strite applies for a pop-up toaster patent. 2004 Tens of millions of pounds of almonds recalled by one of the […]
Food & History: May 18 1808 Elijah Craig dies, an important figure in the invention of Bourbon Whiskey. 1994 The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) declared the first genetically engineered tomato safe for human consumption. 2001 Hong Kong ordered more than 1 million chickens and other poultry killed to halt the spread of a […]
Food & History: May 15 1792 Founder of the French Vineyard James Mayer de Rothschild is born. 1817 Campbell Soup Company founder Joseph A. Campbell born. 1862 USDA (US Department of Agriculture) founded. 1923 Listerine registered as a trademark.
Food & History: May 1 1886 Angelo Del Monte and ‘Papa’ Marianetti opened Ristorante Fior d’ Italia, America’s oldest Italian restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach, now located at 2237 Mason Street in San Francisco. 1899 Bayer introduces aspirin in Germany. 1924 Table salt with iodine goes on sale in grocery stores […]
Food & History: April 28 1796 Amelia Simmons publishes ‘American Cookery’, the first cookbook written by an American. 1944 Alice Waters was born, American chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. 1992 The USDA unveils its new Food Pyramid diet chart.