NYPL releases public domain menus (and other goodies)

http://menus.nypl.org/menus
Menus in the New York area from 1850s-2000s
I think this has been up or partially up for a while, but they’re always adding features. You can download the latest data on all 421,135 unique dishes, or learn how to use their API through a github page. It came to my attention again from the NYTimes article http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/books/new-york-public-library-invites-a-deep-digital-dive.html?smid=tw-nytimesarts&smtyp=cur&_r=0 which points to some other great visual and map releases. I could sure go for a boiled leg of lamb/mutton with caper sauce, available on over 10 menus pre 1906.

Mutton with caper sauce is a classic in my part of the world.

This is great - thanks!

wow. they have been working on this for quite some time, but it’s come a looooong way since the last time I looked. Great project, thanks for the reminder to check it out again.

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Anybody else think all menus should be in the public doman?

Obviously not wedding menus or birthday menus, but otherwise…

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