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Chautauqua: Midcentury Cuisine: American Food Fads from the 1940s through the 1960s (Virtual Lecture)
Remember Jell-O salads and cheese sprayed out of a can? When every pantry held Velveeta and all the kids wanted to drink Tang? Join historian and author Leslie Goddard for a nostalgic look at the food innovations and marketing approaches that transformed how we ate at midcentury. Using classic cookbooks, advertisements, and family magazines, we’ll explore how society and technology shaped American food from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Leslie Goddard is a historian and author who holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and master’s degrees in museum studies and in theater. She has written two books on Chicago history and has been presenting programs on topics in history for more than fifteen years

Jul 20, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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