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What's On the Menu

If you are hungry, it may not behoove you to spend too much time on this website. On the other hand, it might offer up a bit of inspiration for a new culinary exploration. In short, the New York Public Library has digitized over 17,000 historic menus containing over 1.2 million dishes. It's a gastronome's feast and anyone with a penchant for cookery will be delighted to learn of its existence. Visitors can look over the Catch of the Day area to find out about some of the seafood menus and look over Today's Specials to learn of unique dishes such as Lobster Plain and Clams A La Newburg. Just typing words into the search engine (such as "baked alaska" or "Chicago") will return hundreds of compelling results. Finally, visitors can elect to help out by transcribing the menus and also geotagging the locations and places mentioned in each menu.
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October 4th, 2013
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October 3rd, 2013 at 8:28am
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October 3rd, 2013 at 9:50am
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