Today in Food History

3968d6970a2ae2f6227a0de0c3260f50

 

Also, on this day in 1989 Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York have finally persuaded the FDA to allow them to import and serve fugu.  The first shipment of Japanese blowfish (tora fugu) arrived today.  The chefs had to attend special classes to protect their customers from poisoning.

In 1992 Bob Wian died (born June 15, 1914).  Founder of the Big Boy restaurant chain in 1936 in Glendale, California. In 1967 he sold the chain to Marriott Corp. for $7 million.

In 2005 Frank Perdue president of Perdue Farms died (born May 9, 1920). He was the son of the company’s founder Arthur Perdue. Perdue is the 3rd largest poultry company in the U.S.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s