What a Nightmare!

Some of the publications in the Culinary History Collection are small give away items or mail-order pamphlets. Among them is “Mr. Gourmand’s Strange Dream,” produced by Jell-O around 1925. It includes a vignette about one wife’s nightmare-inspiring desserts. The cure? Lighter and tastier gelatin desserts. And of course, sample recipes are included!

“Mr. Gourmand’s Strange Dream,” c.1925. Culinary Pamphlet Collection, Ms2011-002, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

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