Food & History: May 14
1850 Joel Houghton of New York issued the first US Patent for a dishwashing machine.
1853 Gail Borden applies for a patent of condensed milk.
1908 Hungarian Nicholas Kurti born, he advocated applying scientific knowledge to the kitchen and coined the term ‘molecular gastronomy’.
1919 Henry John Heinz dies, founder of the Heinz company and creator of its slogan ’57 varieties.’
1962 Ferran Adria born, Head Chef at El Bulli restaurant in Spain from 1987 until the restaurant closed July 30, 2011. He is considered one of the world’s greatest Chefs, he has been called ‘the Salvador Dali of the kitchen.’
1968 John Besh born. Award-winning chef and restaurateur, and preserver of the culinary heritage New Orleans.
1985 The first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plains, Illinois becomes the first fast food museum.