Mesopotamians Brewed Beer

Early Mesopotamians brewed beer from malted barley before 4000 BCE. Continue reading

France Introduces Dijon Mustard

The town of Dijon, France introduced their unique flavored dijon mustard in 1200. Continue reading

Egypt Production Candy Confections

Egyptians produced candy confections of fruit, nuts, spices, and honey in 1000 BCE. Continue reading

Jacob Perkins

Jacob Perkins (9 July 1766 – 30 July 1849) was an American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist. Continue reading

Commercially Sold Frozen Meat

James Harrison introduced frozen meat for commercial sales in Geelong, Australia in 1857 with equipment using gas vapour compression refrigeration system invented by Jacob Perkins and Alexander C. Twining. Continue reading

Roman Commercial Bakeries

Romans developed commercial bakeries in 200 BCE. A bakery was unearthed in the ruins of Pompeii containing the remains of bakes loaves. Continue reading

Domesticated chickens

In India some 5.000 years ago, chickens were domesticated. Continue reading

Rice Beer

At the beginning of the ninth century BCE, the Chinese made a distilled liquor called rice beer.
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First Machine Manufactured Chocolate

The first commercial chocolate process was introduced by Francois-Louis Cailler of Vevey, Switzerland in 1819. Continue reading

Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading