This awesome infographic detailing some great moments in food history was submitted to me and I had to post it. I LOVE this kind of stuff!! I mean, who know that cows produce almost 3 times the amount of milk than they did in 1950? Or that forks were first used at the dinner table back in the year 600? Or that McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers/second! That’s some pretty sweet stuff! And did you know that the vintage of the oldest drinkable wine is all the way from 1727?? Check out the infographic for more cool facts. Oh, and I’ve typed the text out at the bottom as well, just in case that’s easier for you to read!
|“Mealtime Moments” infographic courtesy of WEBstaurant Restaurant Supplies|
Marvelous Mealtime Moments infographic text:
Estimated first use of fire for cooking.
Pottery shards dating back to this time were found in modern-day Czech Republic, humans began boiling water to cook food.
First domestication of animals
Invention of agriculture
Domestication of cows
Oldest known winery
Forks are first used at the dinner table
The oldest continually operated pub was opened in Britain – Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
World’s oldest continuously operating brewery was founded – Weihenstephan Abbey
The world’s first celebrity chef was born – Bartolomeo Scappi
World’s oldest continually operated restaurant opened its doors – Sobrino de Botin, Madrid, Spain
Vintage of the world’s oldest drinkable wine
Invention of the mason jar
Pasteurization was invented by Louis Pasteur
Creation of the first diner
Invention of the modern refrigerator
Invention of the pop-up toaster
Invention of the single-step bread slicer
First company to sell sliced bread – Kleen Maid Sliced Bread
End of Prohibition
First McDonald’s restaurant opened – sells its first burger
“Radarange,” the first microwave oven, was sold
Invention of air tight plastic containers known as Tupperware
Frozen TV Dinners first sold – made popular by Swanson in early 1950s
Betty Crocker’s cookbook published – best seller all-time, 65 millions copies sold
Instant Noodles invented by Taiwanese entrepreneur under the name Chickin Ramne
Community supported agriculture (CSA’s) began in Germany, Switzerland and Japan
McDonald’s sells its 1 billionth burger
Genetically modified fruits and vegetables were first put on the market
First lab grown hamburger expected to be produced this year
OTHER COOL FACTS:
On Mount Everest, water boils at 156.2 degrees Fahrenheit, as opposed to 212 degrees F at normal altitudes.
US dairy cows yield an average of 2400 gallons of milk per year. In 1950, a cow only yielded 615 gallons per year.
In 1940, US farms produced about 1200 ears of corn per acre annually. In 2010, they produce almost 8000.
The top 3 wine consuming countries per capita are Italy, France and Switzerland.
The top 3 beer consuming countries per capita are the Czech Republic, Ireland and Germany.
A bottle of Rudesheimer Apostelwein 1727, the world’s oldest drinkable wine, was once auctioned at a price of $6510.
Louise Pasteur, who invented pasteurization, also created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax.
The world’s highest popping toaster can toast a slice of bread and eject it to a height of 8 ft 6 in.
According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the hamburger is the most popular type of sandwich in America.
1 in every 8 Americans has been employed by McDonald’s.
The first microwave was almost 6 feet tall, 750 lbs and cost $5000 (about $55,000 in 2012).
McDonald’s sells more than 75 hamburgers every second.