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Jello-O: America's Most Famous Dessert: At Home Everywhere

This online exhibition, mounted by the University of Michigan in 2015, extolls the wonders of Jell-O. The exhibition uses materials from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive in the University of Michigan Special Collections Library. Jell-O has been manufactured since 1897, so a good deal of documentation is available to tell its story. Curators Nicole Tarulevicz, and JJ Jacobson organized the materials into thematic sections: production, exotic tales, Jell-O Girl adventures, and imagining the other. The exhibition sections all feature advertisements, illustrations from cookbooks, and postcards and other printed ephemera that show glistening molded Jell-O concoctions. Possibly the most fanciful of these is the back cover of a cookbook called "Jell-O, America's most famous dessert" published by the Genesee Pure Food Company (the original manufacturer of Jell-O), which shows the Genesee factory encased in Jell-O. For those who wish to browse the images, it's possible to jump to a gallery section. No recipes for these stunning Jell-O creations are provided; however, there is ample bibliographic detail about the sources of the exhibition that would make it possible to locate recipes.
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November 30th, 2018
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November 26th, 2018 at 4:18pm
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November 28th, 2018 at 3:59pm
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