Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Scream sells for $119,900,000

About food: What was going on in 1895 when this version (only publicly owned) when "The Scream" was painted by Edvard Munch?

  • Maxim's in Paris was founded as a bistro in 1893 by Maxime Gaillard so it celebrated its 2nd anniversary. It is still rockin' & rollin". Popular bistro is no located in other major international cities. For more information on its museum, boats that travel the Seine, shops and more!!  
  • Maxims-de-Paris   link
  • Louis Pasteur studied fermentation and food spoilage to find ways to keep foods from spoiling.
  • Henry  Perky in the US was a pioneer of the "cookless breakfast food" and it was he who first mass produced and nationally distributed ready-to-eat cereal. By 1898, shredded wheat was being sold all over North and South America and Europe. 
  • Staples for American slaves in 1895 were pork and cornmeal. 
  • Canadian Immigration 1890-1914 at its peak. Experimentation with wheat growing.
  • English sweets were invented  peanut brittle (1890) and liquorice allsorts (1899). 
  • People were using paper drinking straws and the screw top bottle invented by Marvin Stone in the 1880s. 
  • The first hamburgers were made & sold in Connecticut in 1895 by an American Louis Lassen. He named  them hamburgers because the recipe came from sailors in Hambourg, Germany.

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