On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Charlie Baum, a generational lifer in the restaurant industry, and avid collector of museum-worthy vintage food & beverage memorabilia, recently co-founded Cool Culinaria as a place to display and disseminate such artworks. Fine prints and menus, spanning over the past 100 years, from Cafe Anglais in France (1890) to Steuben’s The Cave in Boston (50’s), The Oyster Loaf in SF (40’s), El Rancho in Las Vegas (’42), China Doll (’46), Rudy’s (’38), and Leon & Eddie’s (’42) all in NYC, Cool Culinaria is here to preserve our rich visual dining history. Today’s episode is sponsored by The International Culinary Center.

“The quality of the physical menu is one level of impact on a diner. People several decades ago used to write their names in menus and take them home as souvenirs.” — Charlie Baum on THE FOOD SEEN