Food & History: January 3

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Food & History: January 3 1888  Patent for wax coated paper drinking straws was issued. 1959  Alaska is admitted as the 49th United State. 1977  […]

Food & History: December 26

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Food & History: December 26 1850  Minnesota Governor Ramsey declares that territory’s first Thanksgiving Day. 1865  James Nason receives a patent for a coffee percolator. […]

Food & History: December 25

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Food & History: December 25 336  The first recorded celebration of Christmas. 1213  King John of England orders 3,000 capons, 1,000 salted eels, 400 hogs, […]

Food & History: December 22

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Food & History: December 22 1888  Horn & Hardart open a 15-stool lunchroom, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  1922  The Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal, Canada opens with 1,046 […]

Food & History: December 19

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Food & History: December 19   1909 The ‘New’ Palace Hotel opens in San Francisco, replacing the original that was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.  Please […]

Food & History: December 16

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Food & History: December 16 1773  The Boston Tea Party begins the American Revolution when a group of men dressed as Indians, boarded ships and […]

Food & History: November 1

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Food & History: November 1 1897  The Waldorf-Astoria opens as the largest hotel in the world at the time with 1,300 rooms. 1997  Victor Mills […]

Food & History: October 28

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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 […]

Food & History: October 26

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Food & History: October 26 1734   Thomas Henry born, an apothecary in England, who was the first to artificially carbonate water. 1854  C.W. Post born, […]

Food & History: October 18

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Food & History: October 18 1966  American Merchant S.S. Kresge dies, founder of Kmart,  eventually evolved into Sears.  Ironically, they also filed for bankruptcy protection […]

Food & History: October 16

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Food & History: October 16 1829  The Tremont Hotel opens in Boston, the first modern hotel in the US. Rooms were $2 per day with […]

Food & History: October 1

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Food & History: October 1 1907  The Plaza Hotel opens at the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue in New York City. 1924  […]

Food & History: September 27

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Food & History: September 27 1870  Edmund McIlhenny patents an improved method for making pepper sauce and today only the Tabasco Sauce can bear that […]

Food & History: September 17

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Food & History: September 17 1899  Charles A. Pillsbury dies 1900  Hotelier John Willard Marriott born. 1968  Joseph ‘Joe’ Bastianich born, restaurateur, winemaker and author. […]

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