Digital Collections: Culinary History


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


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

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

Location: Newman Library at Virginia Tech
Café Entrance, First Floor

This event is free and open to the public.

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Dr. Jean Robbins, R.D.
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Prof. Gail McMillan
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Virginia Cooperative Extension (retired)
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Director, Digital Library and Archives
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Chair, Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends
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University Libraries, Virginia Tech
</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3> JUMBALS & A QUIRE OF PAPER PANCAKES:
Food and Family in mid-19th Century Fincastle, Virginia
As told through Nannie Figgat’s Diary, Recipes, & Correspondence </h3> <p> 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. </p> </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends Invite You </p> <p> to a presentation by
Dr. Ann Hertzler
Professor Emerita, Virginia Tech
Founder, Peacock-Harper Culinary History Collection </p> <h3> Centuries of Cookbooks at Virginia Tech: Pleasures and Treasures </h3> <address class="">
Roanoke Country Club
</address> <p> 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. </p> Flier and Lunch Reservation–DUE April 11. </div> <hr/> <div> <p> to a presentation by Samuel W. Edwards, III
President, Edwards of Surry, VA – Virginia Traditions </p> <h3> “The Famous Southern Ham Story” </h3> <address class="">
Hotel Roanoke
</address> <p> Be entertained by the story of the Surry Company’s beginnings while enjoying a specially-prepared lunch. </p> Flier and Lunch Reservation–DUE MARCH 14. </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> to a presentation by Kira Dietz, Archivist </p> <h3> “How to Cook a Husband”
Household Management in the Culinary History Collection </h3> <address>
Newman Library, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Graduate Study Lounge (4th Floor) VENUE CHANGE
</address> <p> Join the audience to hear about recent additions to the Culinary History Collection, followed by Show and Touch in the Reading Room. </p> Flier with more information. </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> Dec. 3, 2010 </p> <p> AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS at the HOTEL ROANOKE
presented by Executive Chef Billie Raper </p> <p> Greeting with Wassail Bowl and Traditional Recipes/Menu/Tastings </p> <p> Pre-registration required: Menu and Registration
Deadline: November 30 </p> </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> Lunch, an Illustrated Slice of History, Good Company </p> <address class="">
Roanoke Country Club
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 </p> Registration and Menu </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> Virginia Culinary Thymes (#15, fall 2010) </p> </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <h3> Stellar 10th Anniversary Event! </h3> <p> 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. </p> <ul> <li> Hear public radio story by WVTF’s Connie Stevens [.mp3] </li> <li> Watch Peacock-Harper Culinary History, 2000-2010 [.mov] </li> <li> See photos of the event </li> <li> Read 5-minute History of the Culinary History Collection </li> <li> Read VT Press Release [PDF] </li> <li> See 10th Anniversary Brochure [PDF] </li> </ul> </div> <hr/> <div class=""> Image of Old Books </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> Culinary History Collection awarded library’s 3,000,000th Barcode in 2007 </p> </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> Access nearly 200 Digital Rare Books from the Culinary History Collection </p> </div> <hr/> <div class=""> <p> Dear Nannie… yours devotedly, Charlie
Nannie Figgat Chronicles Mid-19th Century Southwest Virginia through her Diary, Receipes, and Correspondence </p> <p> Gail McMillan and Jean Robbins brought a halt to their recsearch and the Botetourt County Historical Society published this fascinating story as a fund raiser for the BCHS Museum . </p> Book cover of Dear Nannie...yours devotedly, Charlie <ul> <li> Nancy G Figgat’s Recipe Book, Oct. 1860 [PDF 2.2mb] </li> <li> Martha Godwin’s Reciept Book, 1869 [PDF 3.7mb] </li> <li> Ann Godwin’s Memorandum Book, 1861 </li> <li> Nannie Figgat’s Diary, 1862-1865 </li> <li> Godwin and Figgat Correspondence, 1839-1885 </li> <li> Thesis: College of William and Mary </li> <li> Census data, including slave registries </li> <li> Roanoke (Va.) City Directories </li> <li> Fincastle and Botetourt, Virginia </li> </ul> <p> Read the first installment in the Botetourt County Historical Society’s A Touch of History (16:2 Aug. 2010) </p> Untangling the 1860s Web of Ann Godwin and Nancy Figgat </div>