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Oriental "Show-You" Recipes. Oriental Show-You Company.Columbia City, Indiana.c1922
 Oriental "Show-You" Recipes. Oriental Show-You Company.Columbia City, Indiana.c1922


 
Price: $95.00

Product Code: 27016103

Description
 
24 pp, red illustrated wrapper. This recipe book had easy recipes for which one could use canned Asian ingredients at home. The book starts with the way rice is cooked in Japan, and continues on to recipes for a variety of Chop-Suey sauces such as Plain Chop-Suey, Tomato Chop-Suey and Chinese Chop-Suey. While some of these recipes are variations of oriental recipes (Egg Foo-Young), majority of traditional dishes Americans in the 1920s would have been familiar with, but with an Asian twist. For example Japanese Pork Roast, Chicken Souffle, Oyster Cocktail Sauce, Salmon Croquettes and Fruit Salad. The Oriental Show-You Company was founded in 1918 in Detroit by Shinzo Ohki, a Japanese immigrant. The company imported shoyu, now more commonly known as soy sauce, and tea from China. In 1922  he moved his company to Columbia City, IN, and began bottling his own brand of shoyu, along with other Chinese foods such as canned mung bean sprouts, chow mein noodles, and chop suey. The company would be bought out in the 1960s by Beatrice Food Inc, and later La Choy Food Products. At its peak the company was making approximately 30,000 gallons of soy sauce per year. There are six black and white engravings placed through out the book, which always have at least one of the companies products features in the illustration. Measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/2". Minor fading on the bottom of the front cover due to light damage. Interior pages are toned due to age.