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Food & History: October 28

Food & History: October 28 1846  Georges Auguste Escoffier born. Known as “the emperor of chefs” and “emperor of the world’s kitchens” by Emperor William II of Germany. 1886  The Statue of Liberty officially unveiled and dedicated in New York Harbor. 1912  The Carleton Hotel opens in Montreal, Canada (now the Ritz Carleton). 1914  George Eastman […]

Food & History: October 14

Food & History: October 14 1721  Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, proclaims November 8, 1721 as “Publick Thanksgiving” 1953   Clarence Saunders dies, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. 1955  American Chef Thomas Keller was born. 1957  Joseph J. Magliocco born, president of Michter’s Whiskey and Chatham Imports which specialize in wine and […]

Food & History: August 30

Food & History: August 30 1812  Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa born.  He was responsible for importing 1,400 varieties of grapevines to the Sanoma Valley in California after a devastating blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards. 1890  US President Benjamin Harrison signs the first law requiring inspection of meat products. 2007  Leading beer critic Michael Jackson […]

Food & History: August 28

Food & History: August 28 1798  The first American vineyard planted in Lexington, Kentucky. 1837  John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin manufacturing Worcestershire Sauce. 1898  Caleb D. Bradham renames his new soft drink ‘Pepsi-Cola’ at his pharmacy his customers were calling “Brad’s Drink”. 2000  Foster’s Brewing of Australia acquires Beringer Wine Estates […]