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Author Weaver, William Woys.
Title Culinary Ephemera : an Illustrated History.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.

Author Weaver, William Woys.
Series California Studies in Food and Culture ; v. 30
California studies in food and culture.
Subject Printed ephemera -- Food.
Food habits -- History.
Cooking, American -- History.
Dinners and dining -- History.
Description 1 online resource (319 pages)
Note Print version record.
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.
Note Includes index.
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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index.
ISBN 9780520947061 (electronic bk.)
0520947061 (electronic bk.)
9780520259775 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520259777 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 794663706
Additional Format Print version: Weaver, William Woys. Culinary Ephemera : An Illustrated History. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010 9780520259775

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