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Food & History: October 28

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

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 […]

Food & History: September 11

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: July 1

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

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  […]