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National Cake Day

Posted on November 24, 2013

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National Cake Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.

1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.

1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

November 30 – National Mousse Day

Posted on November 30, 2012

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National Mousse Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) was born. American author, pen name Mark Twain, who wrote ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, etc. There are many quotes and descriptions about food and dining in his works. An example is: “A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die.” (From ‘A Tramp Abroad’).
1838 The Great Pastry War.  A brief conflict began between Mexico and France caused by a French pastry cook who claimed that some Mexican Army soldiers had damaged his restaurant. The Mexican government refused to pay for damages. Several other countries had pressed the Mexican government for similar claims in the past due to civil unrest in Mexico.  France decided to do something about it, and sent a fleet to Veracruz and fired on the fortress outside the harbor.  They occupied the city on April 16, 1838, and through the mediation of Great Britain were promised payment of 600,000 pesos for the damages.  They withdrew on March 9, 1839.
1858 John Landis Mason patented the Mason Jar.
1875 A.P. Ashbourne patented a biscuit cutter.
1875 A.J. Ehrrichson patented an oat-crushing machine.
1944 Rob Grill of the music group ‘Grassroots’ was born.
1967 Casimir Funk died. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
1983 Alfred Heineken, president of Heinken (the beer) was kidnapped. He was freed after a ransom was paid 3 weeks later.

November 26 – National Cake Day

Posted on November 26, 2012

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National Cake Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.

1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.

1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

November 30 – Today’s Food History

Posted on November 30, 2011

National Mousse Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) was born. American author, pen name Mark Twain, who wrote ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, etc. There are many quotes and descriptions about food and dining in his works. An example is: “A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die.” (From ‘A Tramp Abroad’).
  • 1838 The Great Pastry War.  A brief conflict began between Mexico and France caused by a French pastry cook who claimed that some Mexican Army soldiers had damaged his restaurant. The Mexican government refused to pay for damages. Several other countries had pressed the Mexican government for similar claims in the past due to civil unrest in Mexico.  France decided to do something about it, and sent a fleet to Veracruz and fired on the fortress outside the harbor.  They occupied the city on April 16, 1838, and through the mediation of Great Britain were promised payment of 600,000 pesos for the damages.  They withdrew on March 9, 1839.
  • 1858 John Landis Mason patented the Mason Jar.
  • 1875 A.P. Ashbourne patented a biscuit cutter.
  • 1875 A.J. Ehrrichson patented an oat-crushing machine.
  • 1944 Rob Grill of the music group ‘Grassroots’ was born.
  • 1967 Casimir Funk died. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1983 Alfred Heineken, president of Heinken (the beer) was kidnapped. He was freed after a ransom was paid 3 weeks later.

November 26 – Today’s Food History

Posted on November 26, 2011

National Cake Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’

  

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