Food & History: November 3

Food & History: November 3

1718  John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich born. Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii).  The Earl was supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions

1832  Sir John Leslie dies. A Scottish physicist who was the first to artificially freeze water using air pump apparatus.

1863  J.T. Alden of Ohio receives a US patent for an improved method of manufacturing dried yeast.

1927  Harrison McCain born, who in 1957 founded McCain Foods with his brothers in New Brunswick, Canada.  Today they produces a third of the world’s french fries.

1952  Frozen peas are added to the list of frozen vegetables produced by Birdseye.

1956  Caesar Cardini dies. A Chef and restaurateur in the US and Mexico, he is credited with creating the Caesar Salad at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s.

1966  Ingredients are required to be listed on food packages.

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