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What the reviewers are saying...
- "...an easy-to-read trivia-filled chronicle of the Fair."
...Florence Fabricant, food editor, NY Times
- "Every food historian should own this book."
...John Mariani, food editor, Virtual Gourmet
- "Beyond The Ice Cream Cone is simply wonderful reading and enthusiastically recommended for personal and community collections!"
...Midwest Book Review
This “coffee table” style book will satisfy your
appetite for solid historical facts done with a
light touch. Beyond the Ice Cream Cone is
an in-depth look at the history of food at one
of the 20th century’s most
awe-inspiring events, the 1904 World’s Fair in
You’ll learn little known or never-before-told
stories about what people ate and drank at the
Fair and how companies like Pillsbury, Heinz,
Jell-O, and many others tried to influence the
fairgoer through food education and lots of free
If you associate the ice cream cone, iced tea,
or the hot dog with the 1904 World’s Fair, you
will want to read Pam’s Chapter 10 as she
dispels the myths and clarifies the legends
associated with food at the Fair.
Learn what foods were introduced at the event,
but never became national icons.
If you are a culinary enthusiast, you will enjoy
a look back at many of the recipes found in Mrs.
Sarah Tyson Rorer’s, World’s Fair Souvenir
Cook Book as well the story of this legend
of cookery and dietetics. Enjoy seeing the menu
items and prices from the popular restaurants at
Pam Vaccaro uses
all original documents to tell a new and
authentic story about food and the people, who
grew, sold, cooked, displayed, served,
demonstrated and enjoyed it at the Fair.
Dedicated to the American Farmer, this 180-page
book includes 165 photos of scenes from the
Fair, reproductions of rare mementos from
World’s Fair collectors, and original recipes
from a signed copy of the souvenir cookbook.
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