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 24 1817 Coffee first planted in Hawaii on the Kona coast. 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift born, founder Swift & Company and inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship beef to eastern markets instead of live animals. 1895 Jack Dempsey born. He is regarded as one of the […]
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 31 1892 Lea & Perrins label trademarked. 1980 Christopher Kimball begins publishing Cook’s magazine. 1983 Boxer & New York restauranteur Jack Dempsey dies.
Food & History: May 30 1918 Sausage maker Bob Evans born, also founder of Bob Evans Restaurants. 1926 James McLamore born, founder of Burger King.
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 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 […]
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 […]