Today in Food History
• National Steak au Poivre Day ?
(Steak Au Poivre Recipe)
• National Wienerschnitzel Day
• International Housekeepers Week (Sept 9-15, 2018 - 2nd full week) [Int’l Executive Housekeepers Assoc]
• Canada: [National Organic Week] (Sept 8-16, 2018) The largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across Canada.
• [Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight] (Sept 1-16, 2018) A nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it. (Food Festivals in Scotland)
On this day in:
1754 William Bligh was born. He became captain of the English ship, 'Bounty,' and while returning from Tahiti to bring back breadfruit trees, the most famous mutiny in history took place. (Breadfruit Trivia & Facts)
1843 Nancy M. Johnson of Philadelphia received the first U.S. patent (No. 3,254, antedated to July 29, 1843) for a hand cranked ice cream freezer. (Ice Cream Recipes)
1890 Harland Sanders was born near Henryville, Indiana. Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant chain. (Harland Sanders Biography -- KFC Trivia)
1899 Pearl and May Waite sell the rights to Jell-O for $450 to Orator Frank Woodward, the founder Genesee Pure Foods Company. (See also Feb 12, 1791)
Jell-O Trivia & Facts
1901 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died. French artist who documented Parisian night life in the 1890s with his insightful posters.
1917 Edward H. Johnson died (born Jan 4, 1846). Johnson, vice-president of Thomas Edison's electric company, created the first electric Christmas tree lights which he displayed on a Christmas tree at his New York home on December 22, 1882.
1932 Harry Evans, founder and first editor, published the first issue of 'Family Circle' magazine. It was distributed free in 3 grocery store chains. By December 1933 it had a circulation of 80,000 in 31 states. Now owned by the New York Times Co. it has a circulation of 5,770,000.
1999 'Catfish' Hunter, baseball pitcher, died.
2008 Thailand: Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was forced out of office because he was appearing on the TV cooking show 'Tasting, Ranting.' It was illegal for a government minister to hold another job.
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