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JELL-O

This is one of the most popular mass produced foods of the time.


Julienne Soup

A favorite first course for the extravagant dinner parties of the newly rich industrialists of the Gilded Age.


Waldorf Salad

This famous dish was created by the maitre d'hotel of New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel in 1893.


Gilded Age and Industrial Revolution Foods

Rapid industrialization in the late 1800s transformed American eating habits. The newly wealthy began to host lavish dinner parties with fancy foods for each of twelve courses.

Machines made it easier to prepare food that was then canned. The science of pasteurization made canned food safer and greatly improved the flavor. Together these processes made it easier to mass-produce food items, which led to a great increase in the amount of new foods available.

A photograph of waldorf salad with grapes and walnuts and celery

Gilded Age and Industrial Revolution recipes were used at lavish dinner parties.

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Cooking Up Some American History!

50 Authentic, Easy-to-Make Recipes from All Periods of American History!

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