Thoughtful Cook: Culinary Titles at the Newberry Library Chicago

Thoughtful Cook: Culinary Titles at the Newberry Library Chicago

Joanna Miller
Sep 16, 2008

We love looking through old cookbooks from time to time. It's fascinating to see how ingredients and recipes have changed over the years. Chicago's Newberry Library has amassed a collection of culinary titles that reaches back as far as the 1400s, and on Saturday, Exhibits Manager Riva Feshbach will offer a guided tour of some of these treasured books.

Read on for more information, and an Apple Fest update ...

The event will feature texts such as De honesta voluptate [et] valetudine (On Right Pleasure and Good Health, 1494) and Jules Gouffé's illustrated Le Livre de cuisine, as well as early texts on chocolate and a variety of books on "domestic economy and husbandry."

Feshbach is expected to discuss her her favorite food-related finds and offer tips to delving into the collection.

The event takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at Kendall College (900 North Branch Street, Chicago). Free parking, $2 per person, free to Kendall students and faculty with ID.

Apple Fest Update: Last Saturday's event was postponed due to heavy rain, and has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 20.

Related: Weekend Event: Lincoln Square Apple Fest

(Image: Daniel Flower, licensed under Creative Commons)

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