FoodReference.com Logo

FOOD CALENDAR SECTION

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

Home       Food Articles       Food Trivia       Today In Food History       Food Timeline       Cooking Tips       Recipes       Videos       Food Quotes       Who's Who       Trivia Quizzes       Crosswords       Food Poems       Cookbooks       Food Posters       Recipe Contests       Culinary Schools       Gourmet Tours       Food Festivals

 TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY:

Also see FOOD FESTIVALS for current dates of local food events !!

JANUARY     FEBRUARY     MARCH     APRIL     MAY     JUNE     JULY 
AUGUST      SEPTEMBER      OCTOBER      NOVEMBER      DECEMBER

 

CULINARY SCHOOLS 
and COOKING CLASSES

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

 

FREE Magazines
and other Publications

An extensive selection of free magazines, e-books, etc. for qualified professionals

Chef with wine glass

JUNE 5 - Today in Food History

- World Environment Day (June 5 each year)
- Gingerbread Day
- Feast day of St. Boniface, patron saint of brewers.
- If it rains on the 5th of June, it means the blackberries will be small and full of seeds.

- National Garden Week (June 2-8 2013)
 

On this day in:

1718 Thomas Chippendale, famous furniture designer and maker was born

1856 The first Vegetarian Community was established in Kansas.

1876 Foil wrapped bananas are sold for a dime at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Bananas become a popular treat for the first time in the U.S. when word spread about how delicious they were.

1877 New York taxed oleomargarine to protect the dairy industry.

1883 Horlick's developed the process to dehydrate milk, and patented it in 1883, calling it Malted Milk. Horlick's originally produced a food for babies and invalid's, that could be shipped without spoiling.

1934 Charles Francis Jenkins died. An inventor, Jenkins is best known as an early television pioneer. Among his many inventions was a cone-shaped drinking cup.

1946 George A. Hormel died (born Dec 4, 1860).  Founder of meat packing company, George A. Hormel & Co. (Hormel Foods) in Austin, Minnesota in 1891.  Developed the first canned ham in 1926, introduced 'Spam' in 1937.

1977 The Apple II, the first personal computer went on sale.

1977 Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor died after its dinner of a rat bit it first.

2007 Food scientist Edwin Traisman died at age 91. He helped develop Cheez Whiz for Kraft and later helped develop methods to standardize the French fries served at McDonald's restaurants. He also worked on research into the risks of various strains of E. coli bacteria.

 

 

   Today in Food History       JUNE       June 1       June 2       June 3       June 4       June 5       June 6       June 7       June 8       June 9       June 10       June 11       June 12       June 13       June 14       June 15       June 16       June 17       June 18       June 19       June 20       June 21       June 22       June 23       June 24       June 25       June 26       June 27       June 28       June 29       June 30  
Copyright notice

 

 

 

Popular Pages