One thread that runs through Southern cookbooks is the figure of the African American in the kitchen.
Posts on February 2015
from Beyond the Reading Room
Mark your calendars for a free screening of FOOD CHAIN$: The Revolution in America's Fields documentary. March 3, 2015 | 4pm to 6pm | Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
This Wednesday's watermark feature: bull's head motifs in watermarked papers from the Islamic Manuscripts Collection
Feeling nostalgic for print-forms gone by? Or eagerly seeking the next production medium for your postmodern creativity? Either way, come join the Harlequin Creature typing bee in the gallery of Hatcher Graduate Library on Wednesday, February 18th from 11:30am-4:30pm.
Historic American recipes for chocolate baked goods are much less intense than modern ones.19th and early 20th century American recipes for chocolate cakes and cookies, such as this month's recipe from Emma Francis Voris' ca.1893 New Columbian White House Cookery are quite mild.
Portable calculators are older than we think. For our History of Mathematics Collection, we have recently purchased an example of a small manual calculator, whereby anyone could quickly perform each of the four basic mathematical operations. It was designed by the Frenchman Louis-J. Troncet in 1889.
Arthur Miller, Marge Piercy, and...Grandma? They might all be shelved together amid these stately gray volumes.