JUNE 22 - Today in Food History
• National Chocolate Eclair Day
• National Onion Ring Day
• UK: National Picnic Week (June 16-22, 2014)
• UK: Food Safety Week (June 16-22, 2014)
On this day in:
1633 Galileo was forced by the Inquisition in Rome to renounce his theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun.
1847 Supposedly, Hanson Crockett Gregory, of Rockport, Maine, created the doughnut. His mother's fry-cakes were not cooked in the center, so he cut the centers out so they would no longer have undercooked centers. (I have doubts about this story)
1928 General Mills Inc. came into existence with the merger of 5 milling companies, creating one of the largest milling companies in the world.
1947 During the early evening Holt, Missouri received a world record 12 inches (300 mm) of rainfall in 42 minutes.
1947 Howard Kaylan of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.
1965 The Kellogg Company registered the trademark 'Pop-Tarts'
1992 M.F.K. Fisher (Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher) died. Fisher was an American food critic and writer, author of various articles, essays and books about food, and she also translated Brillat-Savarin's 'The Physiology of Taste' in 1949.
2002 Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer died. She wrote the 'Ann Landers' advice column. Her twin sister Pauline Esther, under the pen name Abigail Van Buren, wrote the 'Dear Abby' advice column.
2010 The movie 'Thirst' opened in U.S. theatres.