Happy 172nd Birthday, Miss Parloa!

Birthday Columbine

Based on her experiences as pastry chef for the Appeldore House resort, "Miss Parloa," as she came to be known to her students and readers, published her first work, The Appeldore Cook Book, in 1872. Over the course of her lifetime, Maria Parloa would go on to found a two cooking schools, publish nine more books, and endorse a variety of culinary products. Miss Parloa stood out from her contemporaries both because of her savvy business acumen and her emphasis on home economics.

It's All about Milk!

Copperplate engraving  in Philipp Adolph Böhmer's Epistola anatomica problematica de ductibus mammarum lactiferis (Halle an der Saale, Impensis Orphanotrophei,1742)

A recent addition to our holdings on the history of medicine is a fascinating collection of twenty-five university dissertations, treatises, prize-winning essays, books, and reports, on the subject of milk. Ranging from 1659 to 1822, and published across Europe, these works are extraordinary witnesses of how milk was thoroughly studied from a chemical, medicinal, nutritional, and even a social perspective.

Join us Today for the Opening of a New Exhibit Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice and Dinah the cat watching the white rabbit run across a meadow

The Special Collections Library opens a new exhibit this week, "Curiouser and Curiouser!": Exploring Wonderland with Alice. Please join the exhibit curators, Juli McLoone and Angie Oehrli for cookies and coffee to celebrate 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland today (Wednesday, August 26th) from 4:00-5:00pm in the exhibit gallery on the 7th floor of Hatcher Graduate Library.


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