academia barilla  February 2007
   

Gastronomic Library: US Army, White House, UK Royal Cookery and US Firefighters

Final installment, for the moment, on the treasures from Academia Barilla’s Gastronomic [...]

Final installment, for the moment, on the treasures from Academia Barilla’s Gastronomic Library in Parma, Italy.

In my latest excursion to our library, I ended up on a series of interesting books such as a US Army cookbook from WWII, a British Royal Cookery book, and the White House cookbook – check this out.

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

In this World War II US Army cookbook the servings go by the hundreds, of course – do you want to try some Creamed Codfish or Devil’s Food Cake for your next barbeque party? Here are the recipes.

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library
Other two interesting cookbooks – the White House Cookbook by Janet Halliday Ervin, a classic, and the Royal Academy of Arts Cookery Book, an absolute pearl of the Academia Barilla collection.

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

More intriguing discoveries as I browse the US culinary culture section: a Firefighter Cookbook by authentic US Firefighter John Sineno, who calls in other firefighter chefs from other fellow ladders to create an unusual cookbook – don’t expect only char-broiled recipes!

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

Final highlight for today is another US classic cookbook, in an original version. This is the Ladies’ Delight Cookbook by Miss. S. Louise Barton, a legendary American cook and cookbook writer from Boston, from the end of the 19th century. This Ladies’ Delight Cookbook edition dates back from 1889.

Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library

I promise you that I will conduct more thematic research soon, to discover more culinary gems to share on our blog. Keep reading our blog!

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