Food & History: September 11 1851 Sylvester Graham dies. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour from which he developed the Graham cracker in 1829. 1999 Bee keeper Virgil Foster dies at age 83 after being stung over 50 times by killer bees. He was the first ‘killer […]
Food & History: September 8 959 Charlie Trotter was born, he was a famed American chef and restaurateur, as well as host of the PBS cooking shows and author of 14 cookbooks.
Food & History: September 4 1885 The Exchange Buffet opens at 7 New Street in Manhattan, it is one of the first self service restaurants, and only served men. 1904 The St. Regis Hotel opens in New York City, it was the first hotel to have central air conditioning and heating in every room. 1920 […]
Food & History: September 3 1881 Famous restauranteur Lorenzo Delmonico dies. He transformed his uncle’s pastry business in New York into one of the most famous restaurants in the country. 1912 The first cannery opens in England in order to supply food to the Royal Navy.
Food & History: August 27 1940 Nestle trademarks ‘Toll House’ chocolate chip cookies. 1971 Restaurateur Alice Waters opens Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
Michael Ruhlman Amongst many of his books on food, cooking, dining, restaurants, and the life of a chef, is Grocery by Michale Ruhlman. This is a must-read no matter who you are. Regardless if you are in child in grammar school, a college grad, a chef or even a simple home cook who is cooking […]
Food & History: July 23 1894 Actor Arthur Treacher born and later goes on to found the Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips restaurant chain. 1904 The Ice Cream cone invented by Charles E. Minches. 1915 Vincent Sardi Jr. born, owner of Sardi’s Restaurant in New York, NY. 1964 The Raffel Brothers open the first Arby’s […]
Food & History: July 17 1763 John Jacob Astor born in Waldorf, Germany, founder of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
Food & History: July 16 1907 Gourmet Popcorn founder Orville Redenbacher born. 1928 James Harvey Logan dies, developer of the Loganberry in 1881. 2006 Robert H. Brooks dies, founder of the Hooters restaurant chain. 2016 New York City landmark restaurant The Four Seasons closes after 57 years.
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 […]