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Food & History: July 10

Food & History: July 10 1720  Mrs. Clements invents a method of preparing mustard flour or powder. 1840  Adolphus Busch born in Germany, founder of Anheuser Busch. 1990  French Master Chef and restaurateur Alain Chapel dies. 1999  Aaron ‘Bunny’ Lapin dies, inventor of whipped cream in an aerosol can. 2008  Rocky Aoki dies, founder of […]

Food & History: June 4

Food & History: June 4 1895  African American inventor Joseph Lee patents a “bread crumbing” machine for restaurants. 1970  The 43rd National Spelling Bee, Libby Childress wins by spelling the word ‘croissant’correctly. 1974  The Cleveland Indians began ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ to bring out the fans to their losing team.  The fans became so drunk […]

Food & History: May 14

Food & History: May 14 1850  Joel Houghton of New York issued the first US Patent for a dishwashing machine. 1853  Gail Borden applies for a patent of condensed milk. 1908  Hungarian Nicholas Kurti born, he advocated applying scientific knowledge to the kitchen and coined the term ‘molecular gastronomy’. 1919  Henry John Heinz dies, founder […]

Food & History: May 1

Food & History: May 1 1886  Angelo Del Monte and ‘Papa’ Marianetti opened Ristorante Fior d’ Italia, America’s oldest Italian restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach, now located at 2237 Mason Street in San Francisco. 1899  Bayer introduces aspirin in Germany. 1924  Table salt with iodine goes on sale in grocery stores […]