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Diets Through The Decades

By January 8, 2016September 16th, 2023No Comments

Silhouette Recipes

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to diet? If so, you might want to get some perspective by looking at the Diets Through the Decades exhibit I just put up in the entryway of Magrath Library using books and pamphlets from the Kirschner Collection. There’s everything from the cottage cheese diet to the gelatin diet to the Bronx diet. Here’s a particularly mid-century gem:

Date Night

Don’t get too full on that clear tomato soup!

And don’t worry about breaking your diet even if your only kitchen appliance is a microwave!:

Microwaving on a Diet

And remember, if you’re counting calories, gum drops beat watermelon:

Calorie counts

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