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In this season of harvest and home-canning, Marshall Public Library presents a display of one of the greatest advancements in cooking technology since the harnessing of fire: Corning Ware.
Manufactured out of the same glass-ceramic material used in the nosecones of military missiles and introduced to consumers in 1958, Corning Ware was hailed as the wave of home-cooking’s future. Its unique tolerance of temperature extremes allowed food to be prepared, frozen, cooked, presented, and stored in the same dish. After 40 years of producing quality cookware, Corning Glass Works sold their business to World Kitchen and the manufacture of Corning Ware shifted from Pyroceram to much less durable stoneware, depriving consumers of a trusted staple. Since then, a lively collector’s market has sprung up, inspiring the current library display.
Different patterns and shapes are showcased in the display with information on how they contributed to the history of Corning Ware. In addition, a companion cookbook display offers recipe ideas for scrumptious foods. Come to the library and learn how you, too, can cook with Corning Ware.
The display will remain until the end of October and for more information on the library or the display, please call 232-1263 ext. 106.