Today’s Pic of the Week comes from the Library’s collection of American church, club, and community cookbooks. The picture featured is the cover of the 1889 Cooks in Clover: Reliable Recipes, compiled by the Ladies of the North Reformed Church (Passaic, New Jersey). This cookbook is “dedicated to their husbands and gentlemen friends.” Selections from this collection have been digitized and the web links can be found in the Science Reference Guide to American Church, Club and Community Cookbooks.
You can see items from this collection firsthand this Monday, Feb. 21, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Main Reading Room’s Semiannual Open House for the public. Alison Kelly, our cookbook expert, and I will be on hand showing off the Library’s amazing cookbook collection, as well as demonstrating the Library’s online digital resources. During this open house, the public is allowed to take pictures of the magnificent Main Reading Room. See our Visitors page for directions to the Library of Congress.
For those who cannot make it to the open house you can still experience the Main Reading Room from the myLOC interactive tour.