Food & History: May 18

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

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 […]