1. thepinakes:

    uispeccoll:

    No gifs today since I was busy being ON THE NEWS!?  What?

    Kathrine Moermond, the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Old Capital Museum and I, made a 19th century recipe for Marlborough Pie from a handwritten cookbook in the Szathmary Culinary Collection, transcribed through DIY History.  It just so happens the handwritten cookbook was from Alice Eleckta Pickard who was the daughter of the third president of the University of Iowa, Josiah LIttle Pickard. 

    You can make this recipe for our historic cooking contest at the Iowa State Fair! (see pg. 53 of the pdf in the link).

    Best library outreach ever?

    Seconded.

  2. JSTOR: The Great Donut vs. Doughnut Debate, 2:56pm Edition →

    jstor:

    It’s Friday, and cold and rainy, and I eat neither donuts nor doughnuts because the garbage I consume is of the chocolate variety, a preference I indulge in and celebrate daily rather than annually, and the fact that I searched “donut” rather than “doughnut” at all demonstrates the saturation of a brand I don’t even patronize but whose customers loiter near my cubicle, and the dough in doughnuts should probably be in quotation marks anyway because there’s no way that mass produced fried pastry rings comprise actual flour, and…I need more coffee, is what I’m getting at, everyone. Loads more. And chocolate. Send immediately.

    JSTOR responds to the heated Donut vs. Doughnut controversy of earlier today.

  3. The Creativity Compendium: Library Journal's Q&A with Nigella Lawson →

    thecreativitycompendium:

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    Two of my favorite things in one space: Library Journal and Nigella Lawson!

    This interview is spectacular! It’s about books, social media and - duh- cooking.

    A favorite quote, on writing her cookbook and interacting with fans on Twitter (though this could be applied to any writer and what attitude they should have to their audience):

    "I write what feels right to me, and the idea of doing anything that would be a marketing exercise to work out what is wanted, say, is abhorrent to me. I feel Twitter is a conversation, not an online focus group."

     

    Read the full interview here.

    It’s true, this is a great interview.

  4. As my fellow editor Stephanie Klose said, “three words: holiday. meat. tree.” Via the ever-entertaining Awful Library Books.

    As my fellow editor Stephanie Klose said, “three words: holiday. meat. tree.” Via the ever-entertaining Awful Library Books.