Today in History: March 30 1868 The Pullman Palace Car Company introduces the first railroad dining car. 1899 Chiquita brands, originally known as the Tropical Trading & Transport Company merged with rival Boston Fruit Company to form the United Fruit Company. 1914 Morton Salt Company registers its ‘When It Rains It Pours’ trademark. 1972 Royal Canadian Navy […]
Today in History: March 23 1806 Lewis & Clark expedition began the journey back to St. Louis from their winter encampment from Columbia River in Oregon. 1857 Fannie Merritt Farmer was born, American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book’ which became known in future editions as […]
Today in History: March 16 1740 Jacob Schweppe born, he first developed the first practical process for carbonated mineral water. 1915 Absinthe is outlawed in France and several other countries. 1990 Chef Alain Ducasse at age 33 is the youngest chef ever to have a restaurant receive 3 Michelin stars.
This Day in History: March 1 1784 E. Kidner opens the first cooking school in Great Britain. 1785 The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture founded. 1987 Starbucks opens its first Canadian outlet in Vancouver. 1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland. 1990 The Royal New Zealand Navy […]