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.
Today in History: April 19 1937 Italian Chef Antonio Carluccio born. 1995 US Supreme Court rules that alcohol content could be listed on beer labels, overturning a 1935 law which prohibited it.
Today in History: April 18 1921 Ontario, Canada votes for alcohol prohibition effective July 19, 1921. 1942 ‘Moonlight Cocktail’ by The Glenn Miller Orchestra hits #1 on the music charts
Today in History: April 7 1860 Will Kieth Kellogg born, founder of Kellog’s Corn Flakes & Cereals. 1933 The beginning of the end of Prohibition. 1945 Joël Robuchon born in Poitiers, France, with restaurants in major cities around the world, he had a total of 25 Michelin stars, more than any chef in the world. […]
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 […]