Vincent Clarence Price, Inventor and Businessman
Vincent Clarence Price was born in Troy, New York on December 11, 1832. He moved to Waukegan, Il around 1860. He promoted the use of baking powder and joined with a local banker to manufacture and distribute it. The company sold many products in addition to baking powder. After selling off the business Dr. Price opened the Price Flavoring Extract Co. again with a wide range of food products. He also began the Price Cereal Food Co and Pan Confection Co. Dr. Price died on July 12, 1914.
Ed Link was raised in North Chicago and educated in its schools. Following graduation from SIU-C, he served in the U.S. Army, spending one year in Korea. After his discharge, he began a career in marketing research.
Upon retirement, Ed became involved with the Waukegan Historical Society. While there he has authored two books, numerous monographs and over 50 articles for the Society’s newsletter. He continues doing local area research, along with his hobbies of western Americana, movies and baseball.
Eating Vincent Price
Posted on May 30, 2015 by Catherine Lambrecht
Writing a book about a dinner
about a book about dinner
Presented by Christopher ‘Bull’ Garlington, writer, humorist
The Treasury of Great Recipes was Vincent Price’s labor of love to bring haute cuisine to the masses. The Treasury was published in 1965, when local author, Bull Garlington, was learning how to walk in Birmingham, AL. His pop, a union plumber, bought the book thinking he’d cook everything in it. 50 years later, Garlington is about to make good on his father’s promise with a blog, a book, and a secret underground luxury dinner.Join Bull Garlington as he talks about the influence of the Treasury on American cuisine and on his own growth as a writer—and cook. There will be picture highlights from the Eating Vincent Price dinners over the last couple of years. Showcasing two copies of the original book and a copy of the anniversary edition signed by Victoria Price.
Christopher Garlington lives in Chicago in a standard two kids, wife, dog, corner-lot American dream package. He drives a 2003 Camry, sports a considerable notebook fetish, and smokes Arturo Fuente Partaga Maduros as often as possible. Born in Birmingham, AL, Bull considers himself a storyteller of the Southern Literary tradition. He is co-author of the popular foodie compendium, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats.
1. The blog (launches tomorrow!) http://www.eatingvincentprice.com/blog/
2. The website for the dinner: http://eatingvincentprice.com
3. EVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EatingVincentPrice
4. EVP on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingvincentpr/
5. EVP on Instagram: https://instagram.com/eatingvincentprice/
For the Oxford English Dictionary pop-up:
1. The website http://oed001.businesscatalyst.com/
2. On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oed.chicago
Recorded live at Kendall College on May 30, 2015 at Kendall College.
- Vincent Price