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Henry Ford to be Inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame – October 2, 2015

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 15, 2015

Through the work of staff at Edison Ford, Henry Ford will be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame which is located at the University of South Florida. This is an honor for the inventor himself, and for Henry and Clara’s Winter Estate which is under the management of Edison Ford today.

This completes the process for Edison Ford institutionally as last year, Thomas Edison was among the first group of Florida Inventors to be inducted into the new Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

We are honored to be in the group of people who helped shape Florida and America. Chris Pendleton, President & CEO, and Mike Cosden, Chief Curator, will represent Edison Ford at the upcoming induction ceremony.

Henry Ford Florida Inventors Hall of Fame July 2015

Henry Ford and His Soy Cookie Recipe

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On July 9, 2015

     Henry Ford’s birthday is July 30, 1863 so he will be 152 years old this year. At Edison Ford we celebrate the day with activities to include antique cars, lectures, tours inside his home, and of course, birthday cake for visitors and homemade cookies from the Ford family recipe for soybean cookies. The cookies are actually very tasty, healthy and a reminder that Henry Ford was an inventor, entrepreneur and a “healthy eater.”

     “Henry Ford and his staff researched a variety of soybean-based foodstuffs.

      Recipes in the book Recipes for Soybean Foods contain several of these food products. Notably, Ford was an early adopter of soy milk, which rose in popularity during the onset of World War II, in part thanks to the research of Ford staff and Henry Ford’s vocal support for the soybean. The Ford Motor Company sold breads baked using soy flour, as well as fresh soybeans, and many foods prepared for the guests of Greenfield Village (Clara and Henry Ford’s collection of historic American buildings) were likewise created using soy flour and other soybean-based foods.

      While some of these products were already produced on a small scale, Ford’s outspoken interest and research on the subject helped to popularize soybean-based foods in America.” – Mike Cosden, Edison Ford Chief Curator

Henry Ford's soybean cookie recipe

Henry Ford’s soybean cookie recipe