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Food & History: October 28

Food & History: October 28 1846  Georges Auguste Escoffier born. Known as “the emperor of chefs” and “emperor of the world’s kitchens” by Emperor William II of Germany. 1886  The Statue of Liberty officially unveiled and dedicated in New York Harbor. 1912  The Carleton Hotel opens in Montreal, Canada (now the Ritz Carleton). 1914  George Eastman […]

Food & History: October 14

Food & History: October 14 1721  Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, proclaims November 8, 1721 as “Publick Thanksgiving” 1953   Clarence Saunders dies, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. 1955  American Chef Thomas Keller was born. 1957  Joseph J. Magliocco born, president of Michter’s Whiskey and Chatham Imports which specialize in wine and […]

Food & History: May 13

Food & History: May 13 1806  The definition of the term Cocktail appears printed in the Hudson, New York publication ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository,’ in reply to a readers question: “Cocktail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.” 1950  Diner’s Club issues the first credit cards.