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: September 21 1776 The Great Fire of 1776 in New York City. 1930 Chemist John T. Dorrance dies, he developed a method to make condensed soup for Cambell’s. 1969 Chef Anne Burrell born. 1971 Coca-Cola introduced in plastic bottles. 2015 CEO of Peanut Corporation Stewart Parnell sentenced to 28 years in prison […]
Food & History: August 6 1867 Sheldon Everitt received a patent for a Tea Kettle. 1881 Alexander Fleming born. He was a Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928. 1889 The Savoy Hotel opens in London, with Cesar Ritz and Escoffier. 1896 Spreckels Sugar Company (beet sugar) was incorporated in California. 1928 Andy Warhol born. American […]
Food & History: July 29 1586 Potatoes are introduced to England. 1900 Louis Lassing first served hamburgers on a bun in his diner in New Haven, Connecticut (one of many many claims) 1907 Earl S. Tupper Born. Inventor of Tupperware, this not only saved leftover food sufficiently, it was also used to conduct mold and […]
Food & History: July 19 1870 William W. Lyman gets a patent for a can opener. 1894 Percy Le Baron Spencer born, he helped develop the microwave in 1945. 1921 The official start of prohibition of liquor in Ontario, Canada
Food & History: July 12 1927 Green Giant trademark registered. 1932 Otto Frederick Rohwedder receives the patent for the first whole loaf bread-slicing machine.
Food & History: July 6 1615 Furuta Shigenari (Furuta Oribe) dies. A Japanese master of the tea ceremony. 1799 Michael Thomas Bass, Jr. was born, Grandson of Bass Brewery founder, William Bass the largest brewery in the world. 1849 Minnesota’s first brewery opens St. Paul. 1869 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa dies. He had imported 1,400 […]
Food & History: June 30 1896 William S. Hadaway receive a US patent an electric stove. 1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed by Congress. 1985 James A. Dewar dies, creator of the ‘Twinkie’ in 1930.
Food & History: June 26 1816 Louis Bignon born, a French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. 1848 The first pure food laws enacted in the United States. 1870 The original wooden boardwalk in Atlantic City built. 1870 Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States. 1910 Roy J. Plunkett born, inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene). 1974 […]
Food & History: June 24 1817 Coffee first planted in Hawaii on the Kona coast. 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift born, founder Swift & Company and inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship beef to eastern markets instead of live animals. 1895 Jack Dempsey born. He is regarded as one of the […]