Today in History: March 26

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.

Today in History: March 23

Today in History: March 23 1806  Lewis & Clark expedition began the journey back to St. Louis from their winter encampment from Columbia River in Oregon. 1857  Fannie Merritt Farmer was born, American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book’ which became known in future editions as […]