Vol 72, No 10 (2011)


Cover Page
This month’s cover image is the front cover of a 1905 recipe pamphlet titled Stein Suppers. The pamphlet is part of the University of Iowa Libraries Szathmary Recipe Pamphlet Digital Collection. Louis Szathmary (1919–1996) was a Hungarian-born chef, restaurateur,and food writer, best known as proprietor of The Bakery restaurant in Chicago. Szathmary amassed one of the largest culinary archives in the United States, a portion of which is housed at Iowa.

The collection includes more than 4,000 promotional recipe pamphlets, published mainly by food and appliance manufacturers and trade associations. Dating from the late 19th century to the present, this advertising ephemera reflects the evolution of the modern American diet. The digital collection is available online at http://digital.lib.uiowa. edu/szathmary/.