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: June 5 1856 The first Vegetarian Community established in Kansas. 1876 The Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia sells bananas for the first time in the US for .10cents each and grow with great popularity. 1883 Horlick’s develops the process to dehydrate milk calling it Malted Milk. 1946 Meat maker George A. Hormel dies.
Food & History: June 3 1841 Nicolas Francois Appert, inventor of the canning process dies. 1997 USDA announces it will ban manufacturers from using most slaughtered animal parts in feed for farm animals to protect the US food supply from mad cow disease.
Today in History: March 8 1765 John Hannon began producing one of the first North American made chocolate products using water power. This was the beginning of ‘Baker’s Chocolate’. 1941 American author Sherwood Anderson supposedly swallowed a swizzle stick while at a cocktail party in the Panama Canal Zone and died of peritonitis. 1992 Christian […]
Charcuterie Charcuterie is a fancy word for cured dried meats, or, coldcuts. Of course these artisanal meats are nothing like what you will find in a supermarket deli, but they are cousins. For example, they are 10 times the quality, and they are made using only all natural methods. Common items are cappicola, prosciutto, salame, salute, […]
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