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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 9

Food & History: June 9 1902  The first Automat opened in Philadelphia.  The original fast food, it was a vending machine for meals glass displays. 1911  Carry Amelia Nation dies.  She was a radical American temperance movement leader, she is notable for using a hatchet to destroy saloons. 1931  The ‘Alka-Seltzer’  trademark is registered. 1953  […]

Today in History: March 23

Today in History: March 23 1806  Lewis & Clark expedition began the journey back to St. Louis from their winter encampment from Columbia River in Oregon. 1857  Fannie Merritt Farmer was born, American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book’ which became known in future editions as […]