World History: September 13 1833 The first shipment of imported ice arrived in Calcutta, India from Boston in an insulated hold of the Clipper Tuscany after 4 months
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 […]
Hawaii Kai Broadway & 50th Street, Manhattan NY If for nothing else, Hawaii Kai especially has cool factor because scenes from the movie Goodfellas were filmed inside. Its reign lasted from 1962 until 1989 or so. The Winter Garden Theatre now holds the space. According to fan reviews, the food was fantastic and it had […]
World History: August 26 1883 The volcanic island of Mount Krakatoa in Indonesia (Dutch Indies) began one of the most violent volcanic eruptions history. 1974 Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, across the Atlantic, dies at his home in Hawaii.
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 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.
Tiki Cat – Kansas City, Missouri There are few places I actually fantasize about visiting, but Tiki Cat was one of them. They were featured in House of Tabu Exotica Moderne magazine and the highball zombie glass is one of my favorites. Today I heard the news I fear is just the beginning of many […]
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: May 17 1733 England passes the Molasses Act which put high tariffs on molasses, rum and sugar imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain or its territories.
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 […]