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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
“Mealtime Moments” infographic courtesy of WEBstaurant Restaurant Supplies

Marvelous Mealtime Moments infographic text:

200000 BC
Estimated first use of fire for cooking.

29000 BC
Pottery shards dating back to this time were found in modern-day Czech Republic, humans began boiling water to cook food.

12000 BC
First domestication of animals

8000 BC
Invention of agriculture

6000 BC
Domestication of cows

4100
Oldest known winery

600s
Forks are first used at the dinner table

700s
The oldest continually operated pub was opened in Britain – Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

1040
World’s oldest continuously operating brewery was founded – Weihenstephan Abbey

1500
The world’s first celebrity chef was born – Bartolomeo Scappi

1725
World’s oldest continually operated restaurant opened its doors – Sobrino de Botin, Madrid, Spain

1727
Vintage of the world’s oldest drinkable wine

1858
Invention of the mason jar

1864
Pasteurization was invented by Louis Pasteur

1872
Creation of the first diner

1876
Invention of the modern refrigerator

1919
Invention of the pop-up toaster

1928
Invention of the single-step bread slicer

1928
First company to sell sliced bread – Kleen Maid Sliced Bread

1933
End of Prohibition

1940
First McDonald’s restaurant opened – sells its first burger

1947
“Radarange,” the first microwave oven, was sold

1946
Invention of air tight plastic containers known as Tupperware

1949
Frozen TV Dinners first sold – made popular by Swanson in early 1950s

1950
Betty Crocker’s cookbook published – best seller all-time, 65 millions copies sold

1958
Instant Noodles invented by Taiwanese entrepreneur under the name Chickin Ramne

1960s
Community supported agriculture (CSA’s) began in Germany, Switzerland and Japan

1994
McDonald’s sells its 1 billionth burger

1996
Genetically modified fruits and vegetables were first put on the market

2012
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.