Two Announcements!

There will be a feature item post in the second half of this week, but for today, we have two announcements.

First, there’s an upcoming Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends event on Friday, October 16th in Roanoke.

PHCHFG Event Oct. 16, 2015

You can download the flyer and registration form here: PHCHFG Event Oct. 16, 2015. Please note: the deadline for registration is October 12th!

Second, the Peacock Harper Culinary History Friends have created a new Facebook page! Be sure to check it out (and give it a “like”)!

Upcoming Event

The Peacock-Harper Culinary Friends, in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the Old Guard Reunion are hosting an event on May 21st at the Inn at Virginia Tech. This luncheon will feature two guest speakers and a menu with recipes from a book we’ve talked about before! If you live in the Blacksburg area and would like to attend, you can the view and print the registration form: PHCHFG May 21, 2015. Please note: Registration is due by May 15, 2015. 

PHCHFG May 21, 2015_Page_1

Upcoming Event on December 5th!

Hello all! While I work on a post for next week (this week really got away from me, but it involved fun things like teaching a one-time instruction session/show-and-tell ALL about the culinary collection!), I did want to promote an upcoming event.

If you’re in the SW Virginia area, you’ll want to know about this! On December 5, 2014, the Peacock Harper Culinary Friends will be hosting a lunch and program: “British Holiday Brunch.” This event will be at the Kyle House in Fincastle, and includes a tour, brunch, and talk. This should be a wonderful event!

Please note: You do need to register in advance, by December 1, 2014! (The registration form is below the flyer.)

British Holiday flyer

 

Below are pdf versions of the flyer and registration form for downloading and printing:

British Holiday flyer

British Holiday registration form

Upcoming Event!

Hello all! If you’re in the Roanoke area, you’ll probably want to know about an upcoming event! On November 14, 2014, the Peacock Harper Culinary Friends will be hosting a lunch and program: “The Culinary Influence of a Revolutionary Virginina: Mary Randolph and her book, The Virginia Housewife.” It will be held at the Roanoke Country Club from 11:30-1:30. Please note that you need to register for this event in advance (registration form is below the flyer). We’ve talked a lot about Mrs. Randolph’s book on the blog because it’s such a great piece of culinary history for Virginia. This should be a wonderful event!

Please note: You do need to register in advance, by November 9, 2014!

Below are pdf versions of the flyer and registration form for downloading and printing:

Peacock Harper November 14, 2014 Event Flyer

Peacock Harper November 14, 2014 Event Registration

Upcoming Event on Campus: October 18th

Later this week, from October 16-18, Virginia Tech will be celebrating the installation of our 16th President, Timothy Sands. There will be a wide variety of events taking place around campus, all of which you can read about online: http://www.president.vt.edu/installation/index.html. This is exciting in and of itself, but I’m very proud to say that Special Collections has been invited to participate, too! On Saturday morning from 9am-12pm at the Inn at Virginia Tech, there’s going to be a showcase called “Experience Virginia Tech: Learn, Explore, Engage” (the schedule is online:http://www.president.vt.edu/installation/experience-virginia-tech.html). The showcase will include three-hour event featuring panel discussions, presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and talks by Virginia Tech’s master teachers. The event includes a series of “Living on Earth” displays: ” Water, Water, Everywhere,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Energy, Efficient and Sustainable,” so your usual archivist/blogger Kira will be there with materials from the History of Food and Drink Collection! If you’re in the Blacksburg area, I would encourage you to come out to any or all of the events. And if you attend the showcase, be sure to seek us out (I don’t know where within the Inn until the day of, so just keep your eyes peeled)! We’ll have some original books and manuscripts, a digital display of images, the opportunity to interact with the blog, and an archivist or two on hand to talk about the collection and department!

Upcoming Event!

Just a quick second reminder about the upcoming event in Roanoke on September 5th! There’s still time to register  for “Bear Meat Picnics & Whistlepig Pie: Food and Tradition in Appalachia” (registration is due by September 1st).


Hello all! If you’re in the Roanoke area, you’ll probably want to know about an upcoming event! On September 5, 2014, the Peacock Harper Culinary Friends will be hosting a lunch and program: “Bear Meat Picnics & Whistlepig Pie: Food and Tradition in Appalachia.” It will be held at the Roanoke Country Club from 11:30-1:30. Please note that you need to register for this event in advance (registration form is below the flyer).

Sept. 5 flyer

Below are pdf versions of the flyer and registration form for downloading and printing:

September 5 Event Flyer
September 5 Registration Form

Upcoming Event in Bedford!

This week I received a note and a request to share the flyer below. The historic Avenel house in Bedford (http://www.historicavenel.com/Home.htm) will be hosting a dinner featuring recipes from Nancy Carter Crump’s Hearthside Cooking and a presentation about cooking in Virginia. The dinner is on September 6th, so you’ll want to act fast. Contact info and purchase information is on the bottom of the flyer.

Food & Drink Poster

Upcoming Event!

Hello all! If you’re in the Roanoke area, you’ll probably want to know about an upcoming event! On September 5, 2014, the Peacock Harper Culinary Friends will be hosting a lunch and program: “Bear Meat Picnics & Whistlepig Pie: Food and Tradition in Appalachia.” It will be held at the Roanoke Country Club from 11:30-1:30. Please note that you need to register for this event in advance (registration form is below the flyer).

Sept. 5 flyer

Below are pdf versions of the flyer and registration form for downloading and printing:

September 5 Event Flyer
September 5 Registration Form

Two Upcoming Events

If you’re in or around Blacksburg, there are two upcoming events you may want to know about! On March 24, 2014, the University Libraries is co-hosting the Third Annual Edible Book Contest with the Blacksburg branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Public Libraries. There’s still plenty of time to register for the event (and we won’t turn you away at the door, either). You can visit the website to find out more and sign up: http://tinyurl.com/AEBC2014. Even if you don’t want to enter, please come to the Blacksburg Public Library from 6-7pm on March 24th. It’s your votes that will help us determine the winners in each category!

3rd Edible Book Contest

And, on March 25th from 5-7pm, the University Libraries will be hosting the Second Annual Appalanche. Appalanche is a celebration of Appalachian culture. This year, the event will include music and food, as well as displays and information about wildflowers, quilting, apples, the Wilderness Road Museum, and more! Your usual archivist/blogger Kira will share images and publications from Special Collections on apples. Be sure to stop by and visit us on the first floor of Newman Library that evening!

Appalanche2014digitalsign

Upcoming Event!

Do you live and/or work in Blacksburg? Do you like chili? Would you like a chance to try local chili from local restaurants? Our friends at the Blacksburg Library have an event for you! In celebration of National Chili Day, they will be hosting a lunch time chili crawl, all in one place! It’s also a great chance to visit your local library (200 Miller St., Blacksburg).

Bliacksburg Chili Crawl