Applied Food Studies VIRTUAL visit to the Archives - February 2021
1. Support the educational needs of the CIA faculty and CIA students in the various degree programs.
2. Create an environment for student engagement with primary sources and archival materials.
3. Encourage experiential, active learning through hands-on interaction with historical materials.
Providing access to users
Keep materials safe and secure
"Consider now the menu: it spins, perhaps, but it does not sow. It simply lies there or, rather, allows itself to be propped up while, like a politician or a winning child, it promises big, and then delivers what it delivers. Yet the menu remains, even after its restaurant has faded, a lovely paper monument to hope, the permeable membrane between the diner's dreams and the market's prices."
--Gopnik, Adam. "A LA CARTE." The New Yorker, vol. 78, no. 36, Nov 25, 2002, pp. 082-83, Research Library, https://search.proquest.com/docview/233149506?accountid=40999.
What do you think about this quote?
What can we learn from menus? What is the historical value of menus?
What don't we know just by looking at a menu? (i.e. What is missing?)
CIA Menu Collection Highlights
Oldest Menu: Clifton House, Niagara Falls, Canada, 1855
Signed by Escoffier: Carlton Hotel, London, 1909
****Hints to searching the digital menu collection (video coming soon!)****
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