Food & History: November 12 1954 Ellis Island in New York Harbor closes after processing over 12 million immigrants since it opened in 1892. 1974 After more than 125 years, salmon return to the River Thames in England.
Food & History: October 28 1846 Georges Auguste Escoffier born. Known as “the emperor of chefs” and “emperor of the world’s kitchens” by Emperor William II of Germany. 1886 The Statue of Liberty officially unveiled and dedicated in New York Harbor. 1912 The Carleton Hotel opens in Montreal, Canada (now the Ritz Carleton). 1914 George Eastman […]
Food & History: October 11 1811 The first steam-powered ferryboat began operation between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey. 1844 Founder of the Heinz condiment company Henry John Heinz born. 1887 The 1st convention of the North West Farmers’ Association opens in Saskatchewa, Canada. 1919 The first airline meals are served, a pre-packed lunch […]
Linwood Pizza Totowa NJ Unfortunately this one is at the bottom of the list. Here is the “Grandma” and the only reason is because it has the sauce on top of the cheese. It is not square like the traditional, which is not a problem, but the sauce is triple what it should be. You […]
Food & History: September 12 1971 Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey closes.
Food & History: September 11 1851 Sylvester Graham dies. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour from which he developed the Graham cracker in 1829. 1999 Bee keeper Virgil Foster dies at age 83 after being stung over 50 times by killer bees. He was the first ‘killer […]
Food & History: August 3 1492 Christopher Columbus’ first voyage from Spain to what he thought were the Indies but turned out to be the Americas. Eventually he brought tomatoes back to Italy and it now defines most of its cuisine. 1941 Cook, author and home entertainer Martha Stewart born in New Jersey. 1954 Colette, […]
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 26 1816 Louis Bignon born, a French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. 1848 The first pure food laws enacted in the United States. 1870 The original wooden boardwalk in Atlantic City built. 1870 Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States. 1910 Roy J. Plunkett born, inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene). 1974 […]
Food & History: June 25 1951 Pabst beer airs the 1st color beer commercial on television. 1956 Celebrity Chef, writer, traveler, and television personality Anthony Bourdain born.