You are here > Home

Today in Food History, Timeline & Food Holidays: National Food Days, Weeks & Months



From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide


FREE Food Magazines
An extensive selection of free food, beverage & agricultural magazines, e-books, etc. for qualified professionals

APRIL 20 - Today in Food History

• National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
  (Pineapple Upside Down Cake History  --  Recipe)
• National Lima Bean Respect Day (Lima Bean Trivia)

Egg Salad Week in 2017 is April 17-23 (week after Easter) [American Egg Board] Dedicated to the many delicious uses for all of the Easter eggs that have been cooked, colored, hidden and found.

On this day in:

1770 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo died. Born in Belgium, this ballerina danced with the Paris Opera. Escoffier named many gourmet dishes in her honor.

1821 Franz Karl Achard died (born April 28, 1753).  A German chemist, he developed the first commercial process to produce sugar from sugar beets in 1796, and in 1802 established the first sugar beet refinery.
(Beets & Beetroot Trivia)

1826 Peter Barr was born (died Sept 17, 1909).  Scottish horticulturist popularly known as the “Daffodil King” for his work studying and popularizing this spring flower.

1841 Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' was published, the first modern detective story.

1894 Joseph Delteil was born (died April 16, 1978).  French writer and poet.  Also wrote 'La Cuisine palolithique' (1964) featuring ‘cuisine naturelle’ using unprocessed foods.

1912 Bram Stoker died. (born Nov 8, 1847).  Author of 'Dracula' (1897). [Blood Trivia and Facts]

1968 'Honey' by Bobby Goldsboro was #1 on the music charts.

1987 The U.S. Postal Service issued its first 'special occasion' stamps, including 'Happy Birthday' and 'Get Well' stamps.

1999 The Disney film 'A Bug's Life' was released. It was the first 100% digital DVD. It was transferred directly from the digital source to DVD.

2010 An explosion and fire destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men. The subsequent oil spill (over 200 million gallons) was the largest marine oil spill and environmental disaster in U.S. history.


  APRIL   |   April 1   |   April 2   |   April 3   |   April 4   |   April 5   |   April 6   |   April 7   |   April 8   |   April 9   |  April 10   |   April 11   |   April 12   |   April 13   |   April 14   |   April 15   |   April 16   |   April 17   |   April 18   |  April 19   |   April 20   |   April 21   |   April 22   |   April 23   |   April 24   |   April 25   |   April 26   |   April 27   |  April 28   |   April 29   |   April 30  


  Home   |   About Us & Contact Us   |   Food History Articles   |   Bibliography   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.  For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]   All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2017 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.  All rights reserved.  You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.  Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.  Please take the time to request permission. Logo



Popular Pages