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Menu Historians

2008_07_lenus.jpgChow has a great "Obsessives" video up right now about menu historian Rebecca Federman and her library's 35,000 piece menu collection. She discusses the differences between menus in the early 1900s and menus now (more humor and graphics back then), the laminated menu era of the 70s, how farm sources have recently arrived on menus, famous menus and other menu trivia. [Chow via Eater]