Food & History: October 25 1811 Dr. John M. Riggs born, the first surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a tooth using nitrous oxide. 1905 J.J. McLaughlin Limited incorporated in Toronto to produce ‘Canada Dry Ginger Ale’. 1955 The first microwave oven introduced for home use. 2013 Award winning documentary […]
Food & History: June 10 1869 Frozen food shipped long distance for the first time. Texas beef sent by steamship to New Orleans. 1916 William Rosenberg founder of Dunkin’ Donuts born. 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous founded. 1985 Coca-Cola announces bringing back the old formula Coke, to replace the “New Coke” nobody wanted. Some say it was […]
Food & History: May 29 1630 Charles II, king of England born. Merry Monarch tea was introduced to England during his reign. 1886 Coca-Cola advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Daily. 1919 Charles Strite applies for a pop-up toaster patent. 2004 Tens of millions of pounds of almonds recalled by one of the […]
Food & History: May 27 1901 American biochemist Conrad Arnold Elvehjem Born. 1919 US Patent issued for ‘Pyrex’ glass (sodium borosilicate glass). 1933 Automatic soda fountain dispenser first introduced by Coca-Cola. 1966 English Chef Heston Blumenthal born. 1975 British Chef Jamie Oliver born.
Food & History: May 8 1886 Coca-Cola first sold at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. 1961 US Department of the Interior opens the first practical seawater desalination plant in Freeport, Texas.