Monday, June 12, 2006

Food and Drink - Jell-O

Summer is coming (in the Northeast, where it keeps raining and has been mostly in the 60s, it doesn't feel like summer yet) and it's time to think about cool desserts that will satisfy the sweet tooth without being too fattening. Thank goodness Jell-O was invented in the early part of the 20th century, so that even people who can't cook can have a treat without spending a lot of money. Modern Flapper found a Food Timeline that lists recipes from all eras of Western history, including a whole booklet of items from one of the first Jell-O cookbooks. If you're looking for a way to make the perfect early 20th century picnic, you should find enough material here to stay in period and still have a great time. After all, this was the period when frozen foods became popular, and prepared items started making life easier for housewives and working people.


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