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Members Only Zoom Event – Betty Crocker

Monday, June 22

Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. Her “Picture Cook Book” hit shelves in 1950, generating sales that rivaled those of another popular book, the Bible. To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies.

Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker is a fictional character who became the most famous and trusted advisor to American cooks. This fun illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard, PhD., looks at how Betty Crocker was invented, why her cookbook has endured and what makes her so iconic. It’s perfect if you’re feeling like cooking up some nostalgia. Email members@cantigny.org to sign up.