Food & History: March 1
1784 E. Kidner opens the first cooking school in Great Britain.
1785 The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture founded.
1987 Starbucks opens its first Canadian outlet in Vancouver.
1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland.
1990 The Royal New Zealand Navy was the last navy in the world to end daily rum rations for sailors.
2002 McDonald’s agreed to pay $10 million to Hindu and vegetarian groups to settle lawsuits over its use of beef flavoring in its French Fries.