Three special moments from the fascinating history of refrigeration

Posted: Nov 27, 2018

What does a Chinese poem from over 3,000 years ago have in common with an American entrepreneur born in 1783?

Ice, of course!

We can’t get enough of it, at least where food and drink are concerned. Our ability to preserve such items despite the temperature outside has helped drive and advance our societies throughout our entire collective history. Pretty cool, right?

Let’s look at a few more examples. They’re rather interesting if we do say so ourselves!

Ancient brilliance: the Yakhchal

400 B.C. There was quite a lot going on.