"Betty Crocker and the Cookbook that Changed How America Cooks" on Wednesday, February 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. focuses on how "Betty Crocker," founded by a flour company in 1921, became the most famous and trusted advisor to American cooks. When this fictional character’s "Picture Cook Book" hit shelves in 1950, sales rivaled that of "The Bible." To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies. Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., will look at how Betty Crocker was invented, why the cookbook has endured, and what makes the idea of Betty Crocker so iconic.
The program is free of charge, but advanced registration is requested by visiting https://www.hcplonline.org/virtualprograms.php. The event will be presented virtually on Zoom. A valid email address is needed at registration. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email with the link and a unique password to the event. Participants will also receive a reminder email one hour before the start.
Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00pm to 8:00pmVirtual Event