Reference

1890s

by Rena

1899 cook book, American Pure Food Cook Book & Household Economist.

1890s New Cooking Gadgets

  • Electric range (though unreliable)
  • Aluminum saucepan
  • Chantilly silver pattern

1890s New Foods

  • Minute Tapioca
  • Condensed soup
  • Fig Newtons
  • Canned pineapple
  • Knox’s Gelatin
  • Shredded Wheat
  • Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  • Grape Nuts
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Postum
  • Jell-O
  • Tootsie Rolls, 1896
  • Swans Down Cake Flour
  • Uneeda Biscuits
  • Entenmann bakery products
  • Pepsi-Cola
  • Wesson Oil
  • Cracker Jacks
  • Bottled Coca-Cola
  • Crepes Suzettes
  • Oysters Rockefeller
  • Published brownie recipe
  • US brunch fashionable English lunch
  • S&H Food Stamps
  • Public school hot lunches
  • Beef Stroganoff

1890s New Food Companies

  • Quaker Oats
  • Beech-Nut
  • Beatrice Foods
  • National Biscuit
  • Baker’s Coconut
  • Smucker
  • Hobart
  • American Beet Sugar

1890s Food Industry Beginnings

  • Bottle capping machine
  • Vacuum flask
  • Automatic bottle-blowing machine
  • Electric coffee mill
  • Diner
  • Full page food ad in national magazine (Van Camp in 1894)
  • Coca-Cola Company bought for $2,300
  • US pizza parlor
  • 57 Varieties ad campaign
  • Campbell adopts red & white labels (inspired by Cornell football uniforms)

1890s Farming Progress

  • US gasoline tractor
  • Butterfat measurement
  • Wheat futures hedging

1890s Timelines

From President Washington’s chef Hercules to the birth of Rice-a-Roni, NPR offers online podcasts of Hidden Kitchens

Hearthcook.com created by Pat Reber — An extensive reference guide to locate museum cooking classes and demonstrations, historic recipes and more.

Also buy tickets for a four-hour hearth cooking class at Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York’s Old Stone House.

Word usage

by Rena

Try the Google ngram for words used in print. Great to discover kitchen trends. The chart is based on millions of books scanned by Google Books. Thought provoking, but as with all statistics, please treat it with a grain of salt. Like

  • paper towels
  • soy based
  • ketchup vs. catsup
  • lose weight
  • supper vs. dinner
  • cookbook vs.cook book
  • food adulteration
  • beef steak
  • sweets, dessert, candy
  • By reading the newsletter articles by Bruce Kraig, President of the Culinary Historians of Chicago you will find many interesting sites, including

    Key Ingredients: America by Food.

    Do you want to share your interest in food history? Become a member of a Culinary History organization — Boston, New Orleans, Washington DC, Austin… See a list at the Culinary Historians of Boston website.

    References

    by Rena

  • Subject Guide to Digital eBooks:

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