Food & History: November 25 1846 Carrie Amelia Moore Nation born, a radical American temperance movement leader most noted for using a hatchet to destroy saloons. 1884 John Mayenberg receives the first US patent for the process to produce evaporated milk. 1884 The Nestle trademark is registered. 1915 Edwin Traisman born, the food scientist who […]
Food & History: October 20 1970 Norman Ernest Borlaug receives the Nobel Peace Prize for the ‘Green Revolution’ in which he developed new varieties of wheat and rice to increase food production in under developed countries.
Food & History: October 16 829 The Tremont Hotel opens in Boston, the first modern hotel in the US. Rooms were $2 per day with meals included and had indoor plumbing, toilets and rooms for baths. 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House. 1945 World Food Day of […]
Michael Ruhlman Amongst many of his books on food, cooking, dining, restaurants, and the life of a chef, is Grocery by Michale Ruhlman. This is a must-read no matter who you are. Regardless if you are in child in grammar school, a college grad, a chef or even a simple home cook who is cooking […]
Food & History: May 28 1897 Jell-O Brand Gelatin introduced.
Today in History: February 5 1872 Lafayette Benedict Mendel born. As an American biochemist, he published various papers on nutrition, vitamins and proteins helped establish modern concepts about nutrition.
Today in History: January 21 1338 Charles V of France born. He commissioned Taillevent to write what would become the first professional cookery book written in France, ‘Le Viandier’. Forks were mentioned in an inventory during his reign. Many believe he died as a result of eating amanita mushrooms. 1912 Konrad Emil Bloch born, Nobel […]