Utah university libraries are brimming with old cookbooks
posted by Blake on Thursday February 26, @06:34PM -40 hits from the a-thousand-tales dept.
One from The Salt Lake Tribune on the coolness that can be found in cookbooks. "Cookbooks are a different snapshot of history," explains Judith Jarrow, program manager for the University of Utah's Marriott Library, where more than 5,000 original cookbooks are stored. The books, part of the U.'s Western Americana Collection, include pamphlets and menus and are mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries. Patrons can look at the special collection, but because of the books' age, cannot check them out.
There are a thousand tales inside these antique books, and most Utahns may be surprised to learn that there are bookshelves filled with them at the state's universities.
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