Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new Picture Cookbook hit shelves, with sales that rivaled that of another big book, The Bible. To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker became the most trusted advisor to American cooks. This fun illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph. D., 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. This lecture is funded by a Quad City Plus 55 grant.
*This class is offered over Zoom video webinar platform. The training will require a computer and internet access. We will send your classroom login instructions for Zoom via email 1-2 days before class. If you do not receive an email with a link, call our Continuing Education office at 563-336-3444.