Today is the 20th anniversary of M.F.K. Fisher’s death, so in tribute and at the request of her friend Leo Racicot, I am reposting this, something I wrote last year after attending Barbara Wheaton’s “Reading Historic Cookbooks” seminar at Harvard. Sometimes words, both spoken and written, take on terrible power. Use the wrong word and, […]Read more "Parsleyed Ham and Kitchen Breezes: The Letters of M. F. K. Fisher and Julia Child"
Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I love books passionately, especially cookbooks and any books about food. Because of my current emphasis on foods and cooking and foodways of the American South – tied as all that is to social change and the influx of new population groups – I have created a […]Read more "* New Bibliography Available, on Southern Food & Cooking & Stuff"
Dear readers of Gherkins & Tomatoes /Cornichons & Tomates, Soon I will embark on a great adventure, doing research on France’s colonial empire at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Archives nationales d’outre mer in Aix-en-Provence, thanks to a grant from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Until I return, I will not have the […]Read more "The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Me, Etc."
Culinary researchers: The new, official Library of Congress subject heading for over 800 cooking and food-related subjects changed recently from “cookery” to “cooking.” Here’s the official document, “Cooking and Cookbooks H 1475.”Read more "No More “Cookery”: New Library of Congress Subject Heading"
165 of Virginia Tech’s Newman Library’s collection of thousands of rare and antique cookbooks just went digital. Most of the books stem from the late nineteenth century and many illustrate the trend toward scientific home making, or home economics. Browse the entire list HERE. Some of the highlights include: Edward Smith’s Foods. New York: D. […]Read more "Old Cookbooks Online — Some New Goodies"