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SEPTEMBER 28
Today in Food History

• National Strawberry Cream Pie Day.
• St. Wenceslaus' Day, patron of brewers: Drink Beer Day

UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 17 - Oct 2, 2016)
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2016))
UK: Red Squirrel Week (Sept 24-Oct 2, 2016)
  [The Wildlife Trusts]

On this day in:

1725 Arthur Guinnesss was born (died Jan 23, 1803). Irish brewer, founder of the Guinness brewery.

1891 Herman Melville died (born Aug 1, 1819). American writer, best known for the novel, 'Moby Dick; or The Whale'

1895
Louis Pasteur died. A French scientist, who showed that microorganisms were responsible for disease, food spoilage and fermentation. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization.

1902 Emile Zola died. French writer and critic who was also known as a gourmand. His detailed descriptions of simple meals, banquets and eating in his novels are among the best to be found anywhere. He was also known for his own luxury dinner parties. "What will be the death of me are bouillabaisses, food spiced with pimiento, shellfish, and a load of exquisite rubbish which I eat in disproportionate quantities."

1925 'Applesauce' opened at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City.

1939
The final broadcast of the NBC musical variety radio show 'The Royal Gelatin Hour'  (formerly 'The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour' from 1929-1936).

1954 George Harrison Shull died. An American botanist, he is frequently called the 'father of hybrid corn.'
 

 

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