Neighborhoods in the Network / Jell-O (LeRoy, NY)

06.04.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Many people keep a box or two of Jell-O in the pantry because it is so versatile. But did you know that this instant food--created in LeRoy, NY--revolutionized American cooking? Join Martha Manikas-Foster for this look at Jell-O and the Jell-O Gallery at the LeRoy Historical Society.

It's a place where visitors can view original advertising oil paintings by Norman Rockwell, watch classic Jell-O television commercials, and indulge their curiosity by looking at the starting materials for gelatin, such as sturgeon's bladder and calves' hoofs.

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