Food & History: May 14

Food & History: May 14

1850  Joel Houghton of New York issued the first US Patent for a dishwashing machine.

1853  Gail Borden applies for a patent of condensed milk.

1908  Hungarian Nicholas Kurti born, he advocated applying scientific knowledge to the kitchen and coined the term ‘molecular gastronomy’.

1919  Henry John Heinz dies, founder of the Heinz company and creator of its slogan ’57 varieties.’

1962  Ferran Adria born, Head Chef at El Bulli restaurant in Spain from 1987 until the restaurant closed July 30, 2011. He is considered one of the world’s greatest Chefs, he has been called ‘the Salvador Dali of the kitchen.’

1968  John Besh born. Award-winning chef and restaurateur, and preserver of the culinary heritage New Orleans.

1985  The first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plains, Illinois becomes the first fast food museum