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 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 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: February 5 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel born. As an American biochemist, he published various papers on nutrition, vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
Today in History: February 3 1815 The world’s first commercial cheese factory established in Switzerland. 2006 Del Monte announces it was no longer economical and would cease its Hawaiian pineapple operation.
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 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.
Today in History: January 28 1916 Canada passes a law allowing the use of liquor at home but not in public bars. 1939 Rose Gray born, one of the most influential British chefs and restaurateurs of the 20th century.
Today in History: January 27 1970 James M. Schlatter receives a US patent for aspartame, which is marketed as NutraSweet as a healthier replacement for sugar but is later to find it has other health issues.
Today in History: January 26 1915 Corn Products Refining Company registers ‘ARGO’ as a trademark for its corn starch. 1925 Paul Newman born. Actor, director, race car driver, and also co-founded ‘Newman’s Own’ food company, which donates all profits to charity. 1962 Michael Chiarello born, celebrity chef, author, winery owner and TV host.