Digital Collections: Culinary History


SOLD OUT

Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Invite You to a Very Special Program:

Remembering the Miller & Rhoads Tearoom

Luncheon includes items from the original M&R Tearoom Menu
Oct. 12, 2012, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Roanoke Country Club

SOLD OUT Program Flier
Reservation Form must be submitted by Sept. 24, 2012


Virginia Culinary Thymes (#17, Winter 2011)


Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Invite You

to a luncheon and presentation by
Joseph Carlin, RD, FADA

Carlin is a public health nutritionist, food historian, author, and
owner of Food Heritage Press in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

From Plum Pudding to Pad Thai: The Untold Story of the American Cookbook

11:30 am, November 16, 2011
Roanoke Country Club

Pre-Registration is required by November 7th

Encore Presentation


Illustrated presentation by
Joseph Carlin, RD, FADA
From Plum Pudding to Pad Thai: The Untold Story of the American Cookbook

4:00 pm, November 16, 2011
Location: Newman Library at Virginia Tech
Café Entrance, First Floor

This event is free and open to the public.


Botetourt County Historical Society

sponsored presentation June 2, 2011, at the Fincastle Public Library by


Dr. Jean Robbins, R.D.
Prof. Gail McMillan
Virginia Cooperative Extension (retired)
Director, Digital Library and Archives
Chair, Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends
University Libraries, Virginia Tech

JUMBALS & A QUIRE OF PAPER PANCAKES:
Food and Family in mid-19th Century Fincastle, Virginia
As told through Nannie Figgat's Diary, Recipes, & Correspondence

An extraordinary story has been sitting in the Archives for years. Through diaries, letters, manuscript cookbooks, and more, Nannie Figgat and her mother, Martha Mary Godwin, documented their lives in antebellum Fincastle, Virginia, as well as the impact of the Civil War on their families and community.


Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Invite You

to a presentation by
Dr. Ann Hertzler
Professor Emerita, Virginia Tech
Founder, Peacock-Harper Culinary History Collection

Centuries of Cookbooks at Virginia Tech: Pleasures and Treasures

11:30 am, April 15, 2011
Roanoke Country Club

In 1999, Ann was the driving force behind the creation of the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Collection, which she helped to expand into the Culinary History Collection. In 2005 she endowed the "Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbooks and Nutrition Literature Archive" at Newman Library, the first collection of its kind.

Flier and Lunch Reservation--DUE April 11.

to a presentation by Samuel W. Edwards, III
President, Edwards of Surry, VA -- Virginia Traditions

"The Famous Southern Ham Story”

11:30 am, March 18, 2011
Hotel Roanoke

Be entertained by the story of the Surry Company's beginnings while enjoying a specially-prepared lunch.

Flier and Lunch Reservation--DUE MARCH 14.

to a presentation by Kira Dietz, Archivist

“How to Cook a Husband”
Household Management in the Culinary History Collection

2 o'clock, Feb. 25, 2011
Newman Library, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Graduate Study Lounge (4th Floor) VENUE CHANGE

Join the audience to hear about recent additions to the Culinary History Collection, followed by Show and Touch in the Reading Room.

Flier with more information.

Dec. 3, 2010

AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS at the HOTEL ROANOKE
presented by Executive Chef Billie Raper

Greeting with Wassail Bowl and Traditional Recipes/Menu/Tastings

Pre-registration required: Menu and Registration
Deadline: November 30


Lunch, an Illustrated Slice of History, Good Company

Nov. 19, 2010
Roanoke Country Club

TANGLED PANTALOONS AND BLACK CAKE:
Food and Family in 19th Century SW VA
as told through Nannie Figgat’s Diary, Recipes, and Correspondence

presented by
Dr. Jean Robbins and Prof. Gail McMillan

Registration and Menu


Virginia Culinary Thymes (#15, fall 2010)


Stellar 10th Anniversary Event!

March 12, 2010, the Peacock-Harper Culinary Friends celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Roanoke Country Club with historical hearth-cooking expert Nancy Carter Crump and a delicious meal taken from her Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine Updated for Today's Hearth & Cookstove.

Culinary History Collection awarded library's 3,000,000th Barcode in 2007

Access nearly 200 Digital Rare Books from the Culinary History Collection

Image of Old Books

Research in Progress: Gail McMillan and Jean Robbins
Food and Family in Mid-Nineteenth Century Southwest Virginia: As told through Nannie Figgat's Diary, Recipes, Correspondence, and More
  • Nancy G Figgat's Recipe Book, Oct. 1860 [PDF 2.2mb]
  • Martha Godwin's Reciept Book, 1869 [PDF 3.7mb]
  • Ann Godwin's Memorandum Book, 1861
  • Nannie Figgat's Diary, 1862-1865
  • Godwin and Figgat Correspondence, 1839-1885
  • Thesis: College of William and Mary
  • Census data, including slave registries
  • Roanoke (Va.) City Directories
  • Fincastle and Botetourt, Virginia
Read the first installment in the Botetourt County Historical Society's A Touch of History (16:2 Aug. 2010)
Untangling the 1860s Web of Ann Godwin and Nancy Figgat