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1) All of the following events took place in the same year.
What year is it?
· The first commercial milking machines are introduced.
· The Washburn A flour mill in Minneapolis exploded, sending the roof 500 feet in the air. 18 workers were killed and seven other flour mills were also destroyed.
· Gustavus Swift perfected the refrigerated railroad car.
· The White House hosted the first Easter Egg Roll. Previously, the activities had been held on the Capitol grounds.
· In Brooklyn, New York, milk was supposedly delivered to homes in glass bottles for the first time, rather than being ladled from metal cans.

2) This dish has many names and variations, including 'Norwegian omelete.' It has been so popular that many have claimed to have created it, including an American physician, but it may have originated with a chef at the Chinese mission in Paris. The American version was created to commemorate a famous American land acquisition.
What is the name of the American version of this 'omelette Norvegienne?'

3) Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans has been around for over 150 years. One of the dishes it is famous for was created and named for a member of an equally famous American family.
Can you name this dish?

4) What French cheese is traditionally made with a layer of protective resinous pine ash on top of the curds from the morning milking, and the curds from the evening milking placed on top of that. This produces a cheese with a layer of ash that runs through the middle. One story says that this began when someone accidentally dropped the curds from the morning milking on the floor.
Can you name this cheese?



1) All of the events took place in 1878.
  (Food History Timeline: 1875-1879)

2) The American version, Baked Alaska, was created at Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City in 1876, in honor of the newly acquired territory of Alaska. Early versions of omelette surprise, glace au four, or omelette a la norvegienne, date back to at least 1802, when it was served at a White House dinner.

3) Oysters Rockefeller, supposedly named for John D. Rockefeller because it was "as rich as Rockefeller" or because it was green, like money.

4) Morbier, from the Franche-Comte.





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