World History: August 21 1959 Hawaii officially becomes the 50th state of the United States. 1962 McDonald’s franchisee Edwin Traisman receives the patent for the method of preparing frozen french fries. 1988 Pubs now allowed to stay open 12 hours each day (except Sunday) in the United Kingdom. 1997 The largest meat recall in US […]
World History: July 27 1880 African American Alexander P. Ashbourne patents the method for refining coconut oil.
World History: June 18 1892 Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii.
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 […]
Tiki Triangle Episode #2004 – Tiki Shirts!
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History & Tiki Trivia: March 4 1792 – Oranges first introduced in Hawaii
World History: February 9 1922 Snow falls on the active volcano of Mauna Loa in Hawaii
World History: February 3 2006 Del Monte announces it was no longer economical and would cease its Hawaiian pineapple operation.
World History: January 11 1813 Pineapples were first planted in Hawaii. They were first cultivated in Paraguay and in the southern part of Brazil. Later explorers brought the to the Caribbean and later traveled and planted in Hawaii.
World History: January 17 1893 Hawaii’s monarchy overthrown by businessmen and sugar planters and force Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. 1929 Comic strip character Popeye the spinach loving sailor first appears. 2001 Norway lifts the ban on exports of whale meat.
World History: January 8 1935 Elvis Presley, The King of Rock & Roll is born in Memphis, Tennessee. His favorite sandwich was known as a grilled peanut butter, bacon and banana. While his daughter Lisa Marie claims he never saw him eat one, the legend sticks.