“Recipe: The Kitchen and Laboratory in the West, 1400-2000,”

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Join Professor Jennifer  Burns Bright and Professor Vera Keller on April 22 from 4:00-5:30pm in the browsing room of the Knight Library.

They will lead tours up to Special Collections at 4:00 and 4:30, with short presentations by the professor’s students in the Honors College who helped craft the labels for part of the exhibit.

Professor Bright explains that:

“The exhibit covers 600 years of documenting the practice of experimentation — ranging from extraordinary illustrated works cataloging botanical materials for medicines to photographed cakes tracking the effect of baking soda for home economists.  Prof. Vera Keller (Honors College) and I have been working on this for most of the year, and we’ve found some really amazing stuff buried in the archives.You will see stoves invented by Benjamin Franklin and stoves used in queer communes in Southern Oregon, not to mention soursop seeds, jerboas, vegan punk johnnycakes, and blue blazer cocktails. “


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