Food & History: May 18 1808 Elijah Craig dies, an important figure in the invention of Bourbon Whiskey. 1994 The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) declared the first genetically engineered tomato safe for human consumption. 2001 Hong Kong ordered more than 1 million chickens and other poultry killed to halt the spread of a […]
Food & History: May 1 1886 Angelo Del Monte and ‘Papa’ Marianetti opened Ristorante Fior d’ Italia, America’s oldest Italian restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach, now located at 2237 Mason Street in San Francisco. 1899 Bayer introduces aspirin in Germany. 1924 Table salt with iodine goes on sale in grocery stores […]
Today in History: April 14 1912 The British luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight and sank by 2:20 a.m. on April 15. 1927 Clarence Birdseye of Massachusetts received a UK patent for frozen fish fingers.
Stuffed Artichokes The Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) has been around for thousands of years. Today, artichokes are generally grown in Southern Italy and Sicily. Sicilian artichokes are very tender, and are often roasted over hot coals on the ground and eaten just like that. Historians cannot agree if it was originally cultivated by the Romans or Greeks, […]