Food & History: April 17

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Food & History: April 17 1629  Horses first imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1790  Benjamin Franklin dies. A Founding father […]

Food & History: April 12

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Food & History: April 12 1949  United Fruit Company registers the ‘Chiquita Banana’ trademark for fresh bananas. 1989  The USSR issues ration cards for sugar due […]

Food & History: April 11

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Food & History: April 11 1926  American horticulturist Luther Burbank died. He developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables, including the Burbank Potato in […]

Food & History: April 10

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Food & History: April 10 1633  Bananas first seen in Great Britain, more than 200 years before they were regularly imported. 1766  Sir John Leslie […]

Food & History: March 30

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Food & History: March 30 1868  The Pullman Palace Car Company introduces the first railroad dining car. 1899  Chiquita brands, originally known as the Tropical […]

Food & History: March 7

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Food & History: March 7 1849  Luther Burbank born. He was an American horticulturist and developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables. 1885  The […]

Food & History: March 2

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Food & History: March 2 1787  English William Bass dies, founder of Bass Brewery. 1865  John James McLaughlin born, Canadian chemist and founder of Canada […]

Food & History: February 11

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Food & History: February 11 1785  Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture founded. 1922  Frederick Grant Banting announces the discovery of insulin which is used to […]

Food & History: February 6

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Food & History: February 6 1617  Italian botanist Prospero Alpini died.  He had introduced coffee and bananas to Europe. 1829  Bollinger Renaudin & Cie established, […]

Food & History: January 16

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Food & History: January 16 National Fig Newton Day 1868  William Davis, from Detroit receives a patent for a refrigerator car. 1894  Charles H. Phillips […]

Food & History: January 15

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Food & History: January 15 Fresh Squeezed Juice Day 1785  English chemist William Prout was born. He was the first to classify food components into […]

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