Food & History: October 30 1815 Horticulturist Andrew Jackson Downing born. Author of ‘The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America’. 1877 Irma S. Rombauer born, Author of ‘The Joy of Cooking’. 1929 Prohibition ends in Canada, replaced by government control of liquor sales. 1964 Buffalo Wings created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in […]
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: September 16 1380 Charles V of France dies, commissioned Taillevent to write the first professional cookery book written in France named ‘Le Viandier’. 1736 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit dies, inventor the Fahrenheit temperature scale 1916 Prohibition begins in Ontario, Canada. 1947 Reynolds aluminum foil goes on sale.
Food & History: July 19 1870 William W. Lyman gets a patent for a can opener. 1894 Percy Le Baron Spencer born, he helped develop the microwave in 1945. 1921 The official start of prohibition of liquor in Ontario, Canada
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 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 […]
Food & History: June 2 1851 The US State of Maine becomes the first state to ban alcohol.
Food & History: May 24 1686 Gabriel Fahrenheit born, the German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. 1893 The Anti-Saloon League was founded by Howard H. Russell at Oberlin, Ohio. 1945 The first Food-O-Mat installed in a New Jersey Grand Union Company store. 1976 Two California wines won top honors in France at […]
Food & History: May 21 1923 Delmonico’s Restaurant becomes a victim of Prohibition.
Food & History: May 7 1657 King Louis XIV of France prohibits the sale of liquor to Indians in Canada. 1660 Isaack B. Fubine of The Hague receives patent for macaroni.