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Culinary Institute of America Menu Collection

The Archives at the Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA), is in the process of digitizing its menu collection, which encompasses over 30,000 historical menus that date from the 1830s to the 2010s. The menus have been gathered from every state in the US and over 80 countries, and include menus from ships, railroads, airlines, and special events. Close to 4,000 menus have been digitized and can be browsed or searched at the website. The menus represent everyday operations at well-known restaurants, such as Andre Soltner's Lutece in New York City or the Berghoff Restaurant in Chicago. In addition, this collection features special menus for occasions, such as award dinners or meals to honor a chef or patron, many of which took place at the CIA. For example, there's the "7-Up International Sandwich Gardens, 'Round the World Eating menu" from the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, featuring sausages on Westphalian pumpernickel as an example of a German sandwich, and turkey on whole wheat with cranberries as the American offering. There are also hundreds of set menus for special dinners for restaurant world organizations such as Les Amis d'Escoffier or the Wine and Food Society.
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Date of Scout Publication
August 3rd, 2018
Date Of Record Creation
July 31st, 2018 at 10:13am
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