The Mexican Kitchen—Authentic Mexican Cookware Set

Description (Brief)
Nordic Ware, a family-owned manufacturing firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1946 by brothers Dave and Mark Dalquist, as “Plastics for Industry.” In 1950, the brothers bought Northland Aluminum Products, a small firm with a line of “Nordic Ware” products including griddles and steak platters. The same year, Dave Dalquist created a cast aluminum, fluted cake pan and trademarked it as the “Bundt” pan. The company continued to grow its product line to include specialty baking and cookware items, including the microwave turntable. Nordic Ware is notable due to its history of product innovation through engineering, and its continued production of cookware in the United States.
This Mexican Kitchen Cookware Set was manufactured by Nordic Ware in 1982. The set consists of three items: an aluminum tortilla press with a sun design, a taco maker including a wire basket to shape the tacos, and a cup shell former that holds down and shapes tortillas as they fry. This Mexican cookware set was part of Nordic Ware’s “International Specialties” line, developed to meet expanding customer interest in cuisines from different cultures. The cookware came with a set of recipes.
Object Name
Mexican cookware set
maker
Nordic Ware
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 12 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 31.75 cm x 16.51 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
2007.0034.04
catalog number
2007.0034.04
accession number
2007.0034
subject
Food
Household Tools and Equipment
Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food Technology
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
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