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The Grocer's Encyclopedia (New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

, 1911) is a book about the growing, preparation, and marketing of foods written by Artemas Ward
Artemas Ward (writer)
Artemas Ward was an American author and advertising executive. He is known for authoring several biographies as well as The Grocer's Encyclopedia.-Biography:...

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Also known as The Encyclopedia of Food and Beverages, the title page of the work is very descriptive:
A COMPENDIUM OF USEFUL INFORMATION CONCERNING FOODS

OF ALL KINDS. HOW THEY ARE RAISED, PREPARED AND

MARKETED. HOW TO CARE FOR THEM IN THE

STORE AND HOME. HOW BEST TO USE

AND ENJOY THEM—AND OTHER

VALUABLE INFORMATION

FOR



GROCERS AND GENERAL STOREKEEPERS



COMPILED BY

ARTEMAS WARD



FORMERLY EDITOR OF

"THE NATIONAL GROCER"


The encyclopedia covered more than 1200 topics from Abalone
Abalone
Abalone , from aulón, are small to very large-sized edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Haliotidae and the genus Haliotis...

 to Zwetschgenwasser, with 80 color pages and 449 illustrations in all. The encyclopedia had 12 pages on cheese
Cheese
Cheese is a generic term for a diverse group of milk-based food products. Cheese is produced throughout the world in wide-ranging flavors, textures, and forms....

, 20 on wine
Wine
Wine is an alcoholic beverage, made of fermented fruit juice, usually from grapes. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, or other nutrients. Grape wine is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast. Yeast...

, 16 on tea
Tea
Tea is an aromatic beverage prepared by adding cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant to hot water. The term also refers to the plant itself. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world...

, 7 on oyster
Oyster
The word oyster is used as a common name for a number of distinct groups of bivalve molluscs which live in marine or brackish habitats. The valves are highly calcified....

s, and information on Kosher, "new" meats such as Kangaroo tails, Cold Storage
Cold storage
Cold storage may refer to:* A form of refrigerated storage* Cold Storage, a musician also known as Tim Wright * Cold Storage , a supermarket found in Singapore and Malaysia* COLD...

, Adulteration, Label
Label
A label is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or article, on which is printed a legend, information concerning the product, addresses, etc. A label may also be printed directly on the container or article....

s, and Guild
Guild
A guild is an association of craftsmen in a particular trade. The earliest types of guild were formed as confraternities of workers. They were organized in a manner something between a trade union, a cartel, and a secret society...

s. It had an appendix of 39 pages with a list of 500 names used to describe foods and drinks, and French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

, German
German language
German is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 – 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union....

, Italian
Italian language
Italian is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, by minorities in Malta, Monaco, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Libya, Eritrea, and Somalia, and by immigrant communities in the Americas and Australia...

, and Swedish
Swedish language
Swedish is a North Germanic language, spoken by approximately 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along its coast and on the Åland islands. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Danish...

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External links

  • The Grocer's Encyclopedia online. A part of Feeding America: The Historical American Cookbook Project, a collaboration between the Michigan State University
    Michigan State University
    Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act.MSU pioneered the studies of packaging,...

    Library and the MSU Museum.