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Kelvin Smith Library opens new exhibit showcasing the cookbook as a historical text

A cooking-based exhibit, curated by Kelvin Smith Library’s Exhibit Coordinator Elizabeth Meinke, is available for viewing now through September in Kelvin Smith Library’s Hatch Reading Room.

The showing, titled “Epicurean Adventures: Gastronomy Texts from Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections,” explores the evolution of cookbooks and gastronomic-related texts as documents of history, culture, gender roles and the growing interest in sustainable food practices.