Food & History: February 2
1659 First wine from grapes grown at Good Hope, South Africa by First Governor Jan van Riebeck.
1754 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord was born. Known simply as Talleyrand, French statesman, diplomat and grand gourmet, called the ‘first fork of France.’ He served at the top levels of French governments for almost 50 years. During this time his chefs included Bouchee, Careme, and Avice. Many culinary preparations have been created or named for him.
1971 New York deli owner and creator of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise dies.