Electri Kitchen Recipes - The Bride Entertains, 1954

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Electri Kitchen Recipes - The Bride Entertains, 1954

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This 1954 recipe flyer outlines a menu for a ladies luncheon -including punch, tea sandwiches, a summer fruit salad, and a deluxe pecan pie. It was part of the Central Maine Power Company's (CMP) Electri Kitchen Series on WPMT-TV Portland and WLAM-TV Lewiston. The menu strayed from the CMP Home Service Department's initial mission of promoting and education about electric appliances, and focused more on building a relationship with the 'modern' bride.

The recipes outlined are indicative of the era, with excessive fruit garnishes, deviled meats. Examples of 1950s cuisine included fruits served in lettuce cups, mint sherbet, and the addition of potato chips to the summer salad plate. The author of the menu provided detailed instruction on how to arrange the fruit on the salad plate, but assumed the reader knew how to make a pastry crust for the pecan pie (the pre-made frozen pie crust emerged on the scene about 1955.)

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About This Item

  • Title: Electri Kitchen Recipes - The Bride Entertains, 1954
  • Creation Date: 1954
  • Subject Date: 1954
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 27.5 cm x 21.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2115, Box 81/5
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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