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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: September 21

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

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: June 26

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  […]