Upcoming Food History Events!

At the end of September, there will be a guest speaker coming to Newman Library! This event is free and open to the public. The flyer below has a description and details (plus, we’ll have some materials from Special Collections on display!). Please note: The organizers are asking attendees to register in advance to help plan. You can register using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/yxRxOegj6eIFbMCx2.
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The following day, there will be a second event, a luncheon, in Roanoke. Please note: This event requires registration and the deadline is September 22, 2016. The pdf version of the flyer, which contains links and can be printed, is available for download here: PHCHF September 30 2016.

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Upcoming Event on March 11, 2016: “Cookery, Cocktails, Chores, and Cures: Food History in Special Collections”

Join us on Friday, March 11 at 3 pm for “Cookery, Cocktails, Chores, and Cures: Food History in Special Collections”

Archivist Kira Dietz will talk about the history and evolution of the History of Food and Drink Collection and will share American culinary history, classic and unique recipes, and creative uses of collection materials. This will be a chance to engage “hands-on” with items from the collection, including cookbooks, manuscripts, artifacts, and take a behind-the-scenes tour! Refreshments will be served.

PLEASE REGISTER BY MONDAY, MARCH 7 AT http://goo.gl/forms/vsMvnEdNXS

Location: Newman Library Multipurpose Room (Cafe entrance) on the first floor.

Parking: Stop at the Visitor’s Center on 925 Price’s Fork Road (near the Inn at Virginia Tech) to get a visitor parking pass. Park in the Perry Street garage (near Bishop Favrao Hall). You may also park in any F/S/GS spot, but the pass does not allow you to park in metered or carpool spaces. For more information, contact Elizabeth Fine at bfine@vt.edu.

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Save the Date: March 11, 2016

Just a quick “save the date” (more information, including a flyer, will be forthcoming soon!). The Peacock Harper Culinary History Friends are hosting a talk on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 3pm. It’s by your archivist/blogger Kira.  (Shameless self-promotion, I know!) If you’re the Blacksburg area, consider joining us for:

“Cookery, Cocktails, Chores, and Cures: Food History in Special Collections”

Kira Dietz, Archivist

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE HISTORY OF FOOD & DRINK COLLECTION?

Are you interested in cookbooks, culinary history, or historic recipes? Did you ever wonder why and how People learn about food history in America? Virginia Tech Special Collections might have the answers!

Join us to learn about the history and evolution of the History of Food and Drink Collection as Kira Dietz shares American culinary history, classic and unique recipes, favorite items, and creative uses of collection materials. Enjoy items that include cookbooks, manuscript receipt books, cocktail ephemera, artifacts, and a behind-the-scenes tour!

 

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. 

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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