My In the Kitchen With Laura posts and videos bring you into the kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder as we learn about historic cooking.
Gelatin both as a savory and as a dessert since back in the middle ages. Jell-O as a branded product was invented in 1897. Do you know there is a museum that focuses on Jell-O? The LeRoy Historical Society is the local historical society for the town where Jell-O brand gelatin was invented. Lynne Belluscio represented the museum in my recent podcast.
The LeRoy Historical Society doesn’t have an official tour video, but there are a couple done by visitors on YouTube. This one gives you a brief look around and features Lynne.
For a quicker version of the story of Jell-O check out this brief video history of the invention of the brand.
This write up includes some nice photos including one of a Jell-O including a lettuce type salad encased in Jell-O.
Cookbooks are an important cultural resource. This one includes references to Jell-O cookbooks. Download and find some of the many, many Jell-O cookbooks that were produced.
Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.