Food & History: February 1
1939 State Representative Cleveland Sleeper Jr. introduces a bill to the Maine Legislature making it illegal to use tomatoes in clam chowder. New England clam chowder is typically white/cream based, while Manhattan clam chowder has a tomato base.
1953 Kraft Cheese & Dairy Company founder James Lewis Kraft dies.
1960 Four black students from the Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, North Carolina were refused service at Woolworth’s and made history.
1982 Wolfgang Puck opens the famous ‘Spago’ restaurant in Los Angeles, California.
1982 A Cuba cow named Ubre Blanca, sets a world record by producing 28 gallons of milk in one day, 4 times the average.
2008 New Zealand Crop & Food Research scientists announce they created a tear-free onion.