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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.

Today in History: March 30

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

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 […]