The American Menu
by Henry Voigt
Explore America's past through its menus. Henry Voigt's fascinating blog, The American Menu, "illustrates," as Henry writes, "the evolution of American culture, beginning in the mid-19th century. It contains bills of fare from a wide variety of venues, ranging from restaurants and hotels to various private organizations, military units, steamships, and trains. From the beginning, the menu has been an art form. Some were beautifully crafted by leading stationers to celebrate special events. Others simply expressed the whimsy of everyday life. "