American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution, 1660-2013

Part of the cover of the More than Matzo Balls cookbook by the 2010 National Council of Jewish Women, St. Louis Section. Courtesy of the University of Michigan Library.

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Date & Time
September 24, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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Join us for the exhibit opening of American Foodways: The Jewish ContributionJan Longone, Adjunct Curator in the U-M Special Collections Library, will explore the multifaceted contributions of Jewish Americans, beginning with the first kosher butcher in America (1660) and the earliest Jewish cookbook published here in 1871. Among the topics discussed will be Butchers, Bakers and Market Men; Charitable Cooks and their Cookbooks (1888-2013); the Role of the Media; Restaurants, Delicatessens and Menus; Commercial Advertising Ephemera; A Chronology of Jewish-American Cookbook Publishing; Jewish-American Food Festivals; and more.

Please arrive early to allow time to view the exhibit; culinary volunteers will be available at 3 p.m.

The lecture will be followed by a reception, with refreshments provided by Zingerman's.

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Host Contact
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek
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Last modified: 09/20/2013