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


May 14 Sat 1:30 What She Ate and Why I Wrote About It: Women, Food, and Biography. Laura Shapiro. Culinary Historians of Southern California HERE Register HERE TAPE may be HERE
(May 14,15)

May 15 Sun 2-3:30 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 TAPE HERE

May 15 Sun 4 What She Ate and Why I Wrote About It: Women, Food and Biography. Laura Shapiro. The Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA) HERE TAPE HERE (May 14,15)

May 16 Mon 7:30 Betty Crocker: And Her Cookbook That Changed How America Cooks. Leslie Goddard. Bloomingdale Public Library IL HERE TAPE HERE

May 18 Wed 2-3:30 Cooking the Books: the Culinary Worlds of Eliza Acton and Mrs Beeton. “Mrs Beeton’s biographer Kathryn Hughes and Annabel Abbs, the author of a fictional account of Acton’s life – The Language of Life – as they discuss the life, work and legacy of these two remarkable women.” Food Season. The British Library £5 Hybrid, TAPE for two days HERE

May 24 Tue 8-9:30 A History of Cookbooks and Recipes. Sarah Lohman. Brooklyn Brainery $10 HERE

May 26 Thu 5:30 Two Hundred Years of Charleston Cooking by Blanche S. Rhett. “First published in 1930 … collection of more than three hundred recipes.” Rebecca Sharpless author of Cooking in Other Women's Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960 donation HERE cancelled

May 31 Tue 7:30-9 Healthy, Happy, and Wholesome: Cooking and Wellness in Canadian History. cookbook themed digital exhibit. Culinary Historians of Canada HERE


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