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Food & History: October 30

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

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

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 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  […]