Hoarding. The word refers to an excessive need to stockpile something, usually food, for example during times of scarcity. In our modern consumerist culture, hoarding has become a source of entertainment. Or worse. The first – and only – time I watched an episode of “Hoarders”, I turned the TV off after about 10 minutes. … More Hoarder? Bibliophile? Collector?
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. … More Old Cookbooks Online — Some New Goodies
Another reason why the Internet is so fantastic — here is a catalog of the manuscripts available in the monastery at St. Gall in Switzerland. (You need to be able to read German, or at least have a good dictionary at hand!) In 1875, the Catholic Administration (Katholische Konfessionsteil) of the Canton of St. Gall … More The Random Herbalist: Libraries and Monastic Gardens