Today in History: April 4 1828 Casparus van Wooden in Amsterdam, patents chocolate milk powder. 1932 Vitamin C first isolated by CG King at the University of Pittsburgh. 1998 A locust plague in Ethiopia reported that covers almost 4,000 acres
Today in History: March 29 1886 Coca-Cola created by Dr. John Pemberton. 1900 Charles Elton born, an English biologist who first developed the idea of a food chain. 1943 Meat and Cheese rationing begins in the United States due to World War II shortages.
Today in History: March 27 1915 Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) arrested and quarantined at Riverside Hospital in New York City until her death in 1938. She had been arrested and quarantined several times. Although immune to the disease, she was a carrier of the bacillus and spread it wherever she worked as a cook. […]
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 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 […]
Today in History: March 21 1904 Canadian Foodie Jehane Benoît was born. 1904 St. Francis Hotel opens in San Francisco, California. 1910 Julio Gallo born, founder of the largest winery in the United States. 1994 A shortage of Japanese grown rice due to bad harvests. Japan’s Imperial Palace serves royal meals to the Emperor & […]
Today in History: March 20 1602 The Dutch East India Company established and Netherlands granted it a monopoly on trade with Asia. 1878 Queen Victoria Market opens in Melbourne, Australia. It is a historic open air market spread over two city blocks. 1952 In Saskatchewan, Canada more than 1,300 cattle are killed to halt a […]
Today in History: March 19 St. Joseph’s Day 1930 Italian Chef Gualtiero Marchesi born. 1936 Canned beer sold to the public in Britain for the first time. 2008 Alamosa, Colorado state health officials warn residents to stop drinking and cooking with tap water after samples proved to have salmonella contamination. 2012 Israel passes the ‘Photoshop […]
Today in History: March 17 461 Saint Patrick, an Italian Christian missionary, bishop and Apostle of Ireland dies. 1762 First St. Patrick’s Day parade held in New York City by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. 1845 Henry Jones, a baker in Bristol, England receives a patent for self-raising flour. 1968 Over 6,000 sheep […]
Today in History: March 12 1893 Christian Kent Nelson born, inventor of the Eskimo Pie. 1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham. Previously it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain. 1929 Asa Griggs Candler dies, a wholesale druggist who purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an […]