Soda Shop Salvation: Recipes and Stories from the Sweeter Side of Prohibition
Boosted by Prohibition’s austere measures, the soda fountain in the dynamic decades of the twenties and thirties brought clever treats and entertainment dining to most every American town.
On October 28, 1919, members of the U.S. Senate took the final step in making Prohibition the law of the land. The nation was going completely dry—and the soda shops were ready.
When Prohibition shuttered saloons, thirsty law-abiding citizens turned to soda fountains for sustenance and entertainment. Parlor owners developed concoctions to suit every taste—and to keep their counters and tables full. Names from the soda shop menu hint at the dimensions of change in this dynamic era: Prohibition Sour, Flapper Frappé, and sundaes like the Suffragist, Soldier Boy Kiss, and “Reel” Nice Movie—all of which are included in this volume—are among scores of tasty, innovative treats.
- By: Rae Katherine Eighmey
- Format: Paper, 184pp., 7 x 9. 125 recipes, notes, index, bibliography
- Publisher: MNHS Press (October 2013)
- Product ##: 9780873519083
Rae Katherine Eighmey is the author of numerous food history books, including Food Will Win the War: Minnesota Crops, Cooks, and Conservation during World War I and Potluck Paradise: Favorite Fare from Church and Community Cookbooks.