Historic Milwaukee Digital Recipes

Posted on Jul 9 2011 - 6:00am by RetroRuth

The Milwaukee Public Library has begun digitizing their considerable recipe collection that librarians clipped from the pages of Milwaukee newspapers from 1960-1980.  It is now available online, and more recipes are being added to it all the time. The Library’s website says:

These clipped recipes form the nucleus of the Historic Recipe File digital collection. Many of Milwaukee’s favorite foods appear in the recipes in this collection. This collection provides a fascinating glimpse into the local and ethnic foods that were popular in Milwaukee from as long as 50 years ago.

There are a lot of great recipes in the archive, like Polish Doughnuts, Malted Milk Cookies, and this recipe for Friendly Inn Strawberry Nabisco Torte (as seen in the Journal Sentinel’s recent article.)

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I hope you have a few hours to waste, cause the archive is just that fascinating. Enjoy!

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  1. Sara In AZ July 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    That is so cool, what a great resource!

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