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History of Food

History of Food

Below is a food timeline that shows the history of food and popular products as they were introduced.

I would love to have a claim of being an authoritative food historian but unfortunately, I do not wear that title. Through online research, we have compiled below. While we would love to reference all resources, the links would be too many to include. Our primary resource is Wikipedia’s Timeline of Food, list of ancient dishes, and looking up individual items.

Please comment below with suggestions and corrections.

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1600s Food Timeline

1610 Bagels

1653 Pumpkin Pie

1653 Lemonade

1664 Potato Bread

1686 Croissants

1691 Lemon Meringue Pie

1700s Food Timeline

1740 Pound Cake

1740 Cupcakes

1747 Yorkshire Pudding

1747 Sweet Potato Pie

1754 Swedish Meatballs

1762 Toad in a Hole

1765 Apple Butter

1784 Mullingtwany Soup

1786 Deviled Eggs

1830s Food Timeline

1830 Carrot Cake

1830 Hopping John

1830 Bouillabaisse

1840s Food Timeline

1843 Baking Powder, single acting

1847 Peanut Brittle

1848 Pesto

1850s Food Timeline

1850 Anadama Bread

1855 Boston Cream Pie

1856 Navy Bean Soup

1860s Food Timeline

1861 Beef Stroganoff 

1863 Fruit Cocktail

1864 Apple Brown Betty

1868 Tabasco Sauce

1870s Food Timeline

1872 Jambalaya

1872 Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1876 Heinz Ketchup

1877 Ambrosia

1877 Vinegar Pie

1879 Clabber Baking Powder

1880s Food Timeline

1884 Porcupines

1886 Pecan Pie

1887 Cherries Jubilee

1887 Heavenly Hash

1889 Bundt Cake

Eggs Benedict

1890s Food Timeline

1894 Eggs Benedict

1894 Minute Tapioca

1896 Fruit Cake

1896 Oatmeal Cookies

1896 Waldorf Salad

1899 Oysters Rockefeller

1900s Food Timeline

1902 Karo Syrup

1903 Cranberry Bread

1906 Brownies

1906 Banana Cream Pie

1907 Divinity Fudge

1908 Steak Diane

1908 Buttercream Frosting

1910s Food Timeline

1911 Applesauce Cake

1911 Crisco

1913 Italian Cream Cake

1917 Marshmallow Fluff

1920s Food Timeline

1927 S’mores

1927 Mayonnaise Cake

American Cobb Salad

1930s Food Timeline

1933 Miracle Whip by Kraft Foods

1937 Cobb Salad

1937 Green Goddess Dressing

1940s Food Timeline

1940 Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

1941 Rice Krispie Treats

1941 Monte Cristo Sandwich

1943 Nachos

1944 Tortilla Soup

1946 Microwave Oven

1949 Wacky Cake

1950s Food Timeline

1951 Bananas Foster

1955 Green Bean Casserole

1956 German Chocolate Cake

1956 Chocolate Beet Cake

1958 Lemon Bars

1960s Food Timeline

1960 Red Velvet Cake

1962 Cream Cheese Brownies

1963 Black Forest Cake

1963 Texas Sheet Cake

1965 Hello Dolly Bars

1969 Hummingbird Cake

1970s Food Timeline

1971 Fajitas

1973 Zucchini Bread

1980s Food Timeline

1981 Watergate Cake

1981 Watergate Salad

1990s Food Timeline

1991 Earthquake Cake

1991 Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

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