Vintage Fourth of July Food

One aspect of vintage people often overlook is vintage food. Recipes and the way food is styled can change over time. What was once the height of food art seems silly and unappetizing in later decades. Take aspics for example. Once reserved for the very wealthy now almost no one eats them.

Some foods can be considered kitschy classics however. Take for example this flag cake. Likely people have been making a version of this ever since we started having 4th of July. Some people use all berries. This recipe includes candied cherries and marshmallows.

Compare it to this cake from a 1954 newspaper article.

What you didn’t know Google had a feature to search old newspaper archives? It is pretty awesome and has improved browsing.

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