Here in the Midwest, we are all too familiar with the phrase “Jell-O salad.” While we may laugh at some of these wobbly concoctions, how many of us can say that we’ve thought about where these recipes originated?
Join the University of Iowa Libraries and the Iowa City Book Festival in welcoming Christina Ward, author of "American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love Bananas, Spam, and Jell-O," as she explores the messy history behind some of our most popular foods. This talk will start Saturday, October 5th at 2:30PM in Shambaugh Auditorium on the first floor of the Main Library. Following the talk, local Iowa City group Historic Foodies will be serving up some of these infamous recipes, and Special Collections will be showcasing several great pieces from the beloved Szathmary Culinary Collection, leaving you with plenty of food for thought, but hungry for more.
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