"Recipes for Soy Bean Foods," Ford Motor Company, circa 1939

Summary

Throughout the 1930s, Henry Ford vigorously promoted soybeans as a versatile crop with industrial and culinary potential. This Ford Motor Company booklet touted soybeans as nutritious, inexpensive substitutes for traditional ingredients. It contains recipes that incorporate cooked soybeans, as well as soy-based milk, butters, and "cheese" (tofu).

Throughout the 1930s, Henry Ford vigorously promoted soybeans as a versatile crop with industrial and culinary potential. This Ford Motor Company booklet touted soybeans as nutritious, inexpensive substitutes for traditional ingredients. It contains recipes that incorporate cooked soybeans, as well as soy-based milk, butters, and "cheese" (tofu).

Artifact

Recipes

Subject Date

circa 1939

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.554.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in

Width: 4.5 in

Inscriptions

Text on front cover: RECIPES / for / SOY BEAN / FOODS

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