Today in History: April 6 1930 Hostess Twinkies go on sale for the first time, originally with banana creme filling were sold two for .05 cents. 1938 DuPont chemist Roy J. Plunkett accidentally discovers Teflon which are used for non-stick cooking surfaces. 1954 Swanson introduces the first TV dinner: Roast Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, […]
Today in History: April 3 1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patents the coffee mill. 1964 Chef Bobby Chinn born. 1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, closes after 57 years. The Cobb Salad was created here in 1936.
Today in History: March 17 461 Saint Patrick, an Italian Christian missionary, bishop and Apostle of Ireland dies. 1762 First St. Patrick’s Day parade held in New York City by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. 1845 Henry Jones, a baker in Bristol, England receives a patent for self-raising flour. 1968 Over 6,000 sheep […]
Today in History: March 15 Ides of March 44 BC Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome by a group of senators including his friend Brutus (also possibly his stepson). 1959 Duncan Hines dies, famous for ice cream, cake mixes and other food products. 1965 The first T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant opens at 1st Avenue & 63rd Street in […]
Today in History: March 13 1764 Charles Grey born. Earl Grey was supposedly given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends. 1813 Famed restauranteur Lorenzo Delmonico born, He later transformed his uncle’s pastry shop into one of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Manhattan and the country. 1893 […]
Today in History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes […]
Sicilian Oven Fort Lauderdale, Florida I think no matter where you travel throughout the United States, you will find a strip mall (a small strip of individual stores). And within that strip mall you will undoubtedly find a pizzeria. USA’s favorite food next to burgers. This one is exceptional. What I love is how they […]
De Martino 9 Davenport Street Somerville NJ 08876 martinoscuba.com Voted one of the Top 30 newest restaurants in New Jersey to dine, De Martino is affordable and well worth the visit. Even if you come for lunch, the Ropa Vieja is the most authentic I’ve ever had. My wife, who is Venezuelan got very nostalgic […]
Today in History: February 15 1758 Benjamin Jackson advertises mustard for the first time in America. 1882 First shipments of frozen meat left New Zealand for Britain. 1889 Norman Jay Coleman becomes the first US Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland’s 1st term. 1945 Molson’s Brewery becomes a public joint-stock company. 2005 A San […]
Today in History: February 9 1894 Hershey’s Chocolate Company founded. 1901 American restauranteur Fred Harvey dies in Leavenworth, Kansas.