Friday, February 2


Sandra Oliver, food historian and author, will speak on "Beyond Cook Books: Researching Food History," in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-CH's Wilson Library on Thurs., Feb. 8 at 5:30 PM. Oliver will examine the value of using cookbooks in food history, including what recipes really tell us, and she'll suggest other important sources for foodways research. Oliver is the founding editor and publisher of Food History News, now in its 18th year, a quarterly publication dedicated to four hundred years of North American foodways, and its companion website, one of the top food history sites in the country. Oliver is the author of Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Food at Sea and Ashore in the Nineteenth Century (1995) and Food in Colonial and Federal America (2005). Refreshments will be served. This talk is co-sponsored by the Southern Historical Collection and the Curriculum in American Studies.