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Food & History: October 26

Food & History: October 26 1734   Thomas Henry born, an apothecary in England, who was the first to artificially carbonate water. 1854  C.W. Post born, founder of what later became General Foods. 1918  Cesar Ritz dies in Switzerland, his last name is world renowned for luxury hotels. 2007  One of the earliest TV celebrity chefs, […]

Food & History: October 12

Food & History: October 12 1492  Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives in the Bahamas. 1810  The first Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich. 1923  Jean Nidetch born, founder of ‘Weight Watchers’, offering dieting products and services. 1950  Japanese actor Takeshi Kaga born. He is best known as the host of the immensely successful TV show, ‘Iron Chef.’