Mid-Century Cooking for the Jell-O Cookbook

The average American could probably rattle off a list of Jell-O trivia: from reenacting Bill Cosby pudding commercials to explaining how Jurassic Park has made the jiggling dessert synonymous with velociraptor attacks. On Friday, August 6, Philadelphians will be able to add an understanding of Jell-O’s chemical composition to their repertory – thanks to the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Using the museum’s 1930 Jell-O Cookbook, CHF staff will offer a rundown of the company’s history, as well as samples of some of Jell-O’s more interesting mid-century concoctions.

“Mid-Century Cooking for the Jell-O Cookbook” is free and open to the public. The First Friday event will run from 5 to 8 pm at 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. For more information, visit the CHF website.

Emily Selvin
Emily Selvin
Madison Mayhew
Madison Mayhew
Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color, with many works in grayscale. Most of his paintings are on canvas or panel.
Eli Smith
Eli Smith

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color,…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color, with many works in…

Marc Schimsky
Marc Schimsky
I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP!   We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t there before. I come from a long line of activists and art lovers. My grandmother was in the Red army in Russia, immigrated here and marched with the suffragettes. My mother was a Democratic committee woman in a Republican neighborhood getting doors slammed in her face. My art reflects and represents current events in performing arts and politics. People in the news inspire me... their movement, their expression, their passion for change. Look at the eyes of my portraits. What do they see?  What have they seen?  What are they feeling?   Happiness, sadness, fear, defiance, courage... each has their own story. My paintings are like family members. There is an emotional part of me in every painting. When they sell, I feel a loss. I go back and look at the images to keep them close.
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Barbara Shelly

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t…

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