World History: September 29 1819 The whaling era in the Hawaiian Islands begins when two New England ships arrive. 1989 August A. Busch Jr. (‘Gussie’) dies, the grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 2002 Cuban officials announce they struck deals to buy more than $66 million in American food at a historic agribusiness show.
World History: September 28 1725 Irish brewer Arthur Guinness born. 1895 French scientist Louis Pasteur dies. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. 1937 Joseph Bernard Friedman receives a patent for soda “bendy” straw.
World History: September 27 1870 Edmund McIlhenny patents an improved method for making pepper sauce and today only the Tabasco Sauce can bear that name. 1877 James Drummond Dole born. Known as the Pineapple King, he founded Hawaiian Pineapple Company which was later renamed Dole Pineapple Co. 1957 Jay A. Pritzker purchases the Hyatt hotel […]
World History: September 26 1754 French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust born. He extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. 1774 John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) born. American pioneer and legend who planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. 1904 Writer Lafcadio Hearn dies, […]
World History: September 9 1754 Captain William Bligh born. The most famous mutiny in history took place on his ship while returning from Tahiti with breadfruit trees. 2008 Thailand Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej forced out of office because he had been appearing on the TV cooking show Tasting, Ranting, which is illegal because a government […]
World History: July 27 1880 African American Alexander P. Ashbourne patents the method for refining coconut oil.
World History: June 25 1817 Coffee first planted in Hawaii on the Kona coast. 1951 Pabst beer airs the 1st color beer commercial on television. 1956 Celebrity Chef, writer, traveler, and television personality Anthony Bourdain born.
World History: June 18 1892 Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii.
World History: June 5 1876 The Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia sells bananas for the first time in the US for .10 cents each and grow with great popularity. 1883 Horlick’s develops the process to dehydrate milk calling it Malted Milk. 1946 Inventor of SPAM, meat maker George A. Hormel dies.
Food & History: May 20 1506 Explorer Christopher Columbus dies. 1799 Honore de Balzac Born. Author and food enthusiast, Balzac would lock himself in a room when he had a spell of creativity consuming only fruit, eggs and coffee. When he took a break he consumed huge amounts of food. One report recalls that at […]
World History: April 17 1629 Horses first imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1790 Benjamin Franklin dies. A Founding father of America, also, among many things including publisher of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac.’ 1810 Lewis Mills Norton of Goshen, Connecticut issued a US patent for ‘pineapple cheese’. 1917 The Del Monte brand appears […]
World History: April 14 I kiss grandmas because they’re clean. I haven’t picked anything up from a grandma yet.” 1912 The British luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight and sank by 2:20 a.m. on April 15. 1927 Clarence Birdseye of Massachusetts received a UK patent for frozen fish fingers. 2007 Legendary Hawaiian […]