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 […]
Citrus If you are not using fresh citrus fruits don’t even bother to mix drinks. If you are going to be mixing cocktails, any cocktail, and yes this includes a classic Martini, Rum & Coke, or especially, especially a tiki or Polynesian drink, you need fresh citrus fruits, even if its just a garnish. The […]
Coronavirus (COVID 19) COVID 19 is a type of Coronavirus. COVID is an abbreviation for Coronavirus Disease which was first discovered late in the year of 2019. It is said to have originated in China, most likely from small mammals like bats. It first jumped from animal to animal, then later animals to humans, and […]
History & Tiki Trivia: March 4 1792 – Oranges first introduced in Hawaii
World History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes the […]