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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

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

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.