Friday, May 13, 2022

More cookbook talks

Eliza Acton (1799-1859) and Isabella Beeton (1836-1865) talk in the British Library series. Alice Urbach’s popular How to cook in Vienna! A cookery and household book for home-style cooking, first published in 1935 (500 pages) was stolen for another book when she was forced out of Austria by the Nazi. TAPED. "Betty Crocker" first published in 1921, TAPED. Laura Shapiro's book, TAPED, and other talks.

Post with ~40 taped talks on Cookbooks and Recipe manuscripts (Medieval and Renaissance, US, Suffrage ckbks, Mexico, Ireland, India, Medical books with recipes, Manuscript ckbks, many from Folger & Newberry symposium). HERE


Alice's Book: How the Nazis Stole My Grandmother's Cookbook. Alice Urbach (1886-1983) “cookery book writer, is forced to flee Vienna for England. Returning …in the late 1940s, she discovers that her bestselling cookbook is being published under a different name.” Karina Urbach. Leo Baeck Institute HERE. May 15 2022 TAPE HERE

What She Ate and Why I Wrote About It: Women, Food and Biography. Laura Shapiro. The Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA) May 15 2022 HERE or TAPE HERE

Betty Crocker: And Her Cookbook That Changed How America Cooks. Leslie Goddard. TAPE Dec 2020 HERE or May 2021 Facebook HERE

What’s Cooking for Passover- The Cream Puff Challenge. “Melanie Meyers pulls from several of the Passover cookbooks found in our collections that document food trends for the holiday, along with decades of matzo distribution efforts of various mutual aid and charity organizations throughout history.” Sarah Lohman demo crème puffs, recipe. American Jewish Historical Society. Mar 24 2021 TAPE HERE

Cooking the Books, Using Cookbooks to Think About the Past. “use cookbooks as a primary source in historical research.” Marie Pellissier. James Monroe’s Highland. Apr 4 2023 TAPE HERE

Cooking the Books: Vintage Cookery Books. “history of printed cookbooks and examining some of the stories of those who wrote them and the recipes that they contained.” Dr Paul Cleave. Crediton Library. UK. Dec 2022 TAPE HERE

Healthy, Happy, Wholesome: Cooking and Wellness in Canadian History. cookbook themed digital exhibit. University of Guelph HERE


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