Food & History: September 16 1380 Charles V of France dies, commissioned Taillevent to write the first professional cookery book written in France named ‘Le Viandier’. 1736 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit dies, inventor the Fahrenheit temperature scale 1916 Prohibition begins in Ontario, Canada. 1947 Reynolds aluminum foil goes on sale.
Food & History: September 13 1592 Michel de Montaigne dies, a famous quote of his “A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats.” 1755 Oliver Evans born inventor of the first automatic flour mill. 1833 The first shipment of imported ice arrived in Calcutta, India from Boston in an […]
Food & History: September 7 1822 A treadmill for grinding corn powered by prisoners begins at New York City Prison. 1840 Luther Crowell born, inventor of the machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.
Food & History: September 5 1643 King Louis XIV of France born, and went on to be a gourmet to excess. 1850 Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel born, founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery. 1933 The Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky trademark registered. 1938 Achille Gaggia applies for a patent on the first modern espresso maker. […]
Food & History: September 4 1885 The Exchange Buffet opens at 7 New Street in Manhattan, it is one of the first self service restaurants, and only served men. 1904 The St. Regis Hotel opens in New York City, it was the first hotel to have central air conditioning and heating in every room. 1920 […]
Food & History: September 3 1881 Famous restauranteur Lorenzo Delmonico dies. He transformed his uncle’s pastry business in New York into one of the most famous restaurants in the country. 1912 The first cannery opens in England in order to supply food to the Royal Navy.
Food & History: August 24 1795 Reverend Samuel Henshall receives patent for the corkscrew. 1869 Cornelius Swarthout receives a US patent for a stovetop waffle iron.
Food & History: August 12 1737 Antoine Augustin Parmentier born, a French agronomist who promoted the potato as a food source and promoted its acceptance in France. 1801 John Cadbury born, founder of Cadbury Chocolate Company. 1898 Hawaii annexed to the United States. 1913 The National Biscuit Co. (NABISCO) registers the Oreo Cookie trademark. 1930 […]
Food & History: August 8 1899 Albert T. Marshall receives patent for a refrigerator using anhydrous ammonia as the refrigerating medium. 1983 Rolla N. Harger dies. He was a biochemist who invented the first successful test machine for blood alcohol content, “The Drunkometer” in 1931. 2006 Krispy Kreme donuts opens its first Asian outlet in […]
Food & History: August 10 1814 Henri Nestle born, founder of Nestlé company which is known worldwide for chocolate, baby formula and other food products. 1876 Italian chef Charles Elme Francatelli dies. He was chef to Queen Victoria and author of ‘The Modern Cook’ in 1845 and ‘A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes’ in 1852. 1889 […]