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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  […]

Today in History: February 10

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 […]