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JUNE 22 - Today in Food History

• National Chocolate Eclair Day
  (Eclair Recipe  --  Eclair Origin & History)
• National Onion Ring Day (Onion Ring Recipes)

On this day in:

1633 Galileo was forced by the Inquisition in Rome to renounce his belief 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!) (Doughnut Trivia)

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. (Missouri Food Trivia  --  Missouri Festivals)

1947 Howard Kaylan of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.

1965 The Kellogg Company registered the trademark 'Pop-Tarts' (Kellogg’s Trivia & Facts)

1992 M.F.K. Fisher (Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher) died (born July 3, 1908).  Fisher was an American food critic and writer, author of various articles, essays and books about food, and 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.
 

 

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