Food & History: October 16 829 The Tremont Hotel opens in Boston, the first modern hotel in the US. Rooms were $2 per day with meals included and had indoor plumbing, toilets and rooms for baths. 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House. 1945 World Food Day of […]
Food & History: October 10 1796 The traditional date of the creation of the metric system. 1892 Earle Dickson born, he invented Band-Aids for his wife who frequently burned or cut herself in the kitchen. 1911 Jack Daniel dies, the whiskey that bears his name is legendary.
Food & History: September 28 1725 Irish brewer Arthur Guinness born. 1895 French scientist Louis Pasteur dies. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. 1937 Joseph Bernard Friedman receives a patent for soda “bendy” straw.
Food & History: September 16 1380 Charles V of France dies, commissioned Taillevent to write the first professional cookery book written in France named ‘Le Viandier’. 1736 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit dies, inventor the Fahrenheit temperature scale 1916 Prohibition begins in Ontario, Canada. 1947 Reynolds aluminum foil goes on sale.
Food & History: August 13 1913 True Stainless steel was cast for the first time in England. It revolutionized the cutlery industry. 1917 Eduard Buchner dies, he was a German biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for fermentation of carbohydrates. 1957 Noda Shoyu Company registers the ‘Kikkoman’ trademark for soy sauce first […]
Food & History: July 29 1586 Potatoes are introduced to England. 1900 Louis Lassing first served hamburgers on a bun in his diner in New Haven, Connecticut (one of many many claims) 1907 Earl S. Tupper Born. Inventor of Tupperware, this not only saved leftover food sufficiently, it was also used to conduct mold and […]
Food & History: June 22 1633 Galileo forced by the Vatican in Rome to renounce his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun. 1928 General Mills comes into existence with the merge of 5 milling companies, creating one of the largest milling companies in the world. 1965 Kelloggs register the trademark for toaster Pop-Tarts.
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 […]