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.
Food & History: June 18 1892 Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii. 1897 Juliet Corson dies, she was a librarian, cooking teacher, writer, and founder of the New York Cooking School. 1898 Atlantic City, NJ opens its Steel Pier Boardwalk. 1913 Wine vintner Robert Mondavi born.
Food & History: June 6 1519 Italian Botanist & Philosopher Andrea Cesalpino born. 1933 The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.
De Martino 9 Davenport Street Somerville NJ 08876 martinoscuba.com Voted one of the Top 30 newest restaurants in New Jersey to dine, De Martino is affordable and well worth the visit. Even if you come for lunch, the Ropa Vieja is the most authentic I’ve ever had. My wife, who is Venezuelan got very nostalgic […]
PIZZA TOWN USA Just off the side of the highway on Rt. 46 West, you will notice an vintage sign from 1958 with its neon lights and image of Uncle Sam. The place is not much, but they make a very thing, crispy, delicious slice of pizza. Inside there are a few places to split […]
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 […]
Ralph’s Pizza & Restaurant Nutley’s first and oldest pizzeria since 1961. I was here about 7 years ago and forgot about it, but I do remember being impressed in 2013 when I first ate there and always wanted to come back. On the rare occasion that I did pass it I would always say […]
Angeloni’s Restaurant & Pizzeria I finally found the most perfect piece of pizza which eliminates most of the guilt of eating more then two slices. Its the “Thinny Thin” from Angeloni’s in Caldwell NJ. Its incredibly delicious, but even more incredible is how thin the crust is. Of course there is no such thing as […]