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Food & History: November 23

Food & History: November 23 1534  German botanist Otto Brunfels dies. His work is considered to be a bridge between ancient and modern botany. 1553  Italian Botanist Prospero Alpini born. He is said to have introduced coffee and bananas to Europe. 1828  Cornelius Hoagland born, Co-founder of Royal Baking Powder Company in 1866. 1921  US […]

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 […]