Thursday, October 11, 2012
History of the Cookbook
I was excited to see this announcement about this new cookbook and this accompanying talk. Here is a review of the cookbook.
The cookbook comes from the cookbook collection at the Fales Library at NYU. Much of the collection is the result of the donation from Associated Press food editor Cecily Brownstone - whose recipe column ran in the women's pages for decades.
Brownstone's work was often overshadowed by hew fellow food writers: James Beard (a close friend) and Craig Claiborne. I am presenting a paper about Brownstone at the National Communication Association convention in November.