Cookbooks can tell us a lot about how Americans eat, reflecting trends like gourmet French cooking and all-protein diets. At Harvard’s Schlesinger Library, there are thousands of cookbooks, some dating back hundreds of years. We’ll go inside the Schlesinger and learn more about some of its unique holdings — including the papers of chef Julia Child.


  • Kathryn Allamong Jacob Author of the book, "King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man About Washington in the Gilded Age"; Curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University

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