March 29th: Culinary Historian Peter G. Rose at the Special Collections Library

American Culinary Historian Peter G. Rose will give a talk on “Manuscript Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History” (in Dutch) at the Special Collections Library of the University of Amsterdam on March 29. Using her knowledge of Dutch customs and food history, she will discuss examples of such Dutch/American recipe/scrap-books that contain Dutch recipes, dating as far back as the late 17th century and ranging to the 20th century. They show the continued identification with the forebears, but also the gradual assimilation into American life. A collection of American cookbooks and scrapbooks is on display at the Special Collections Library, Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam.