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Exhibit of International Historic Menus at The Culinary Institute of America

Restaurant Lovački Rog in Zagreb, Yugoslavia

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Jeff Levine
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Hyde Park, NY – The Conrad N. Hilton Library at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is the site of a new exhibit of international historic menus from more than 50 countries.

On display is a selection of menus from the Bruce P. Jeffer menu collection, covering six continents and restaurants in countries as disparate as Israel, the Congo, Greece, China, and Guatemala. Dated menus include ones from Copenhagen in 1960; Buenos Aires in 1967; and Nassau, Bahamas in 1970.

Admission is free to view the exhibit, which will be on display in the library's Donald and Barbara Tober Exhibit Room through November 2013. When the college is in session, the Exhibit Room is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. The Conrad N. Hilton Library is on the CIA campus, located on Route 9 in Hyde Park.

The Culinary Institute of America's entire historical menu collection includes more than 25,000 pieces and dates back to 1855.

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Menu from Restaurant Lovački Rog in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), part of The Culinary Institute of America's exhibit of international historical menus, now on display in the Conrad N. Hilton Library on the college's Hyde Park campus. ("Jelovnik" means "menu" in Croatian.) (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 45,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

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