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 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 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: October 10 1796 The traditional date of the creation of the metric system. 1892 Earle Dickson born, he invented Band-Aids for his wife who frequently burned or cut herself in the kitchen. 1911 Jack Daniel dies, the whiskey that bears his name is legendary.
Food & History: September 5 1643 King Louis XIV of France born, and went on to be a gourmet to excess. 1850 Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel born, founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery. 1933 The Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky trademark registered. 1938 Achille Gaggia applies for a patent on the first modern espresso maker. […]
Food & History: June 1 1495 Scotch whiskey in written form first appears in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. 1875 A.P. Ashbourne receives a patent for domestic use coconut.