Food & History: November 15

Food & History: November 15

1660  Asser Levy from Portugal becomes the first butcher to sell kosher meat in New York City (then known as New Amsterdam).

1849  The first poultry show in the US was held from November 15-16 in Boston, Massachusetts.

1868  European banker James Mayer de Rothschild dies. Famous for Chateau Lafite vineyards in Bordeaux, France.

1967  Elmer McCollum dies, the chemist who discovered vitamins A, B and D.

1969  The first color TV commercial airs in Britain for Birdseye Peas.

1969  Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy’s in Columbus, Ohio, named it for his 8 year old daughter Melinda, whose nickname was Wendy.