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.
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 […]