Food & History: January 31

Food & History: January 31

1817  French Chef Antoine Beauvilliers dies. He founded La Grande Taverne de Londres, the first luxury restaurant.

1957  Canada makes Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.

1980  Coca Cola starts substituting high fructose corn due to rising sugar costs.

1990  The first McDonald’s opens in Moscow, Russia.

2001  Germany announces to destroy 400,000 cattle due to the mad cow crises.  The European Union estimates that up to 2 million cattle would be destroyed in EU countries by the end of that June.


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