MAY 26 - Today in Food History
• National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
(48 Cheesecake Recipes -- Cheesecake Baking Tips)
• National Cherry Dessert Day - Cherry Trivia & Facts
(Cherry Cake Recipes -- Cherry Pie Recipes)
• International Pickle Week (May 20-30, 2016 [10 days]) Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions (Pickle Trivia -- Pickle Recipes)
• UK: British Tomato Week May 22-28, 2017 [British Tomato Growers’ Assn] (Tomato Trivia - Tomato Recipes)
On this day in:
1818 Urbain Dubois was born (died March 14, 1901). French chef, author of many cookbooks, but especially 'La cuisine classique' (1856). Served as chef to Prince Alexey Orlov and Prince William of Prussia.
1923 James Arness was born. Best known as Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV series 'Gunsmoke,' he also played the creature in the 1951 movie 'The Thing from Another World.' The creature was a vegetable based alien life form, a “super intellectual carrot.”
1927 The last Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line. 15 million Model T's were produced from 1908 to 1927
1955 Morimoto Masaharu was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Masaharu is a well known Japanese Chef, and was the last Japanese Iron Chef on the TV show, Iron Chef (late 1990s). He now has his own restaurant, Morimoto in Philadelphia.
1971 Don Maclean recorded 'American Pie'.
1979 'Reunited' by Peaches & Herb is #1 on the charts
1999 Waldo Lonsbury Semon died. Semon was an American Inventor who is credited with the invention of Vinyl. Vinyl is the 2nd most used plastic in the world. Semon held over 100 patents.
2000 Legislation in San Francisco banning discrimination based on Height or Weight became effective. (see also May 8, 2000).
2010 In Greece, a horde of millions of frogs forced the 2 hour closure of a major highway east of Thessaloniki.