Today in History: February 24 1896 Caesar Cardini born in Italy. He was a chef and restaurateur in the United States and Mexico and credited with creating the Caesar Salad at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s. 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. Previously they used hog hair. 1955 Steven Jobs […]
Today in History: February 10 1909 James Taylor dies. Businessman and politician who served in the New Jersey Senate but best known for his breakfast staple in all diners, Taylor Ham, later called pork roll by those who wished to imitate it. 1944 Frances Moore Lappe was born, author of best selling books on food […]
Today in History: February 6 1617 Italian botanist Prospero Alpini died. He had introduced coffee and bananas to Europe. 1829 Bollinger Renaudin & Cie established, the producers of Champagne Bollinger. 1864 Frederic Tudor dies. “The Ice King” created an export trade for block ice harvested from frozen ponds in New England. The ice was shipped […]
Today in History: January 29 1878 The first patent for a glass milk container issued to George Lester. 1924 Carl R. Taylor receives a US patent for an ice cream cone rolling machine.
This Day in History: January 24 1922 The Eskimo Pie is granted a patent. Its ice cream dipped in chocolate. 1930 Bernard Matthews born, the founder of Britain’s largest turkey processor. 1935 The beer can is introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey. 1950 P.L. Spencer receives a patent for the […]
Today in History: January 15 1913 The first telephone line between Berlin and New York was inaugurated.