America's Collectible Cookbooks is a wonderful concoction of gossipy morsels and serious reflection about cookbooks and cookbook authors. In Mary Anna DuSablon's look at the two hundred-year evolution of American cookbooks, these authors receive their due -- not simply as recipe peddlers, but as shapers of American culture.
A sampling of recipes from 35 of the most influential & rarest cookbooks from the 9th to the 19th centuries, from the Rosenbach Museum and Library. Among the dishes included are Apicius' "Ham with Figs" (9th century), "Pesca in Gelatina" from Platina (1475), "Queen's Cake" from American Cookery (1796), "Snowballs" from the Fannie Farmer cookbook of 1896, & M. Escoffier's "Potage u Pistou" (1921).
Making learning exciting for children, Incredible Edible Science includes over 160 hands-on, food-based science activities with a strong literacy connection. The book provides everything needed to teach important science process skills in a safe, developmentally appropriate way. These cross-curricular activities promote brain development and fully engage children through physical involvement--such as exploring balance and texture as they create popcorn ball structures, classifying and patterning different types of cereal, and investigating fractions with biscuits--and participation in literacy and language components such as phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, and following directions. After the activity is complete, children can eat their work! Incredible Edible Science received the Learning Magazine 2011 Teachers' Choice Award.
Learn how to cook recipes from great works of literature, from Austen to Dickens to Tolstoy to Proust.
If none of these quite tickle your fancy, feel free to search the catalog below. We have hundreds of cookbooks, so somewhere in the stacks is just the cookbook for you!
Cookbooks in Hornbake!
The Lloyd-Tighman Family Cookbook, c. 1852-1880 - a cookbook compiled by a family who lived in 19th-century Talbot County, Maryland. The full text is online, so you can access this book from anywhere - although you will have to read some cursive!