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Author Weaver, William Woys, 1947-

Title Culinary Ephemera : an Illustrated History
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (319 pages)
Series California Studies in Food and Culture ; v. 30
California studies in food and culture.
Contents Culinary Ephemera; CONETNTS; PREFACE: Seduced by Yum-Yum; INTRODUCTION: Why Culinary Ephemera?; 1 Almanacs and Calendars; 2 Americans Abroad; 3 Beer, Wine, and Other Drinking Ephemera; 4 Broadsides, Handbills, and Posters; 5 Brochures and Advertising Literature; 6 Business Cards; 7 Diet and Health; 8 Labels; 9 Match Covers; 10 Menus; 11 Postcards; 12 Recipe Books and Product Pamphlets; 13 Sheet Music; 14 Stoves, Canning, and Cooking Classes; 15 Trade Cards; 16 Valentines and Mottos; 17 Wrappers and Packaging; 18 Wild Cards; EPILOGUE: The Legacy of Yum-Yum; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Summary This extraordinary collection, a trove of enchanting designs, appealing colors, and forgotten motifs that stir the imagination, features an unprecedented assortment of ephemera, or paper collectibles, related to food. It includes images of postcards, match covers, menus, labels, posters, brochures, valentines, packaging, advertisements, and other materials from nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Internationally acclaimed food historian William Woys Weaver takes us on a lively tour through this dazzling collection in which each piece tells a new story about food and the past. Packed wit
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cooking, American -- History.
Dinners and dining -- History.
Food habits -- History.
Printed ephemera -- Food.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010009707
ISBN 0520947061 (electronic bk.)
9780520947061 (electronic bk.)
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