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Megan Kocher holding the book "What's for Dessert"

‘What’s for Dessert’ and ‘Baking School’ featured on Read This Book!

Science Librarian Megan Kocher, Curator of the University of Minnesota's Kirschner Cookbook Collection, recommends “What's for Dessert” and “Baking School” for those wanting to whip up some holiday baked goods. Kocher is joined on this installment of Read This Book by host Lisa Von Drasek.
three Minnesota cookie books

Fresh from the Libraries: Home-baked for the holidays

Baking cookies for the winter holidays warms us twice, once with the heat from the oven and secondly with the cheerful feelings from those tasting the sweet treats. We asked baker and librarian Megan Kocher, the curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection in Magrath Library, for her favorite cookie cookbooks for the holidays. Each of her three favorites is grounded in Minnesota and can be found in the Kirschner Collection.
Image of the KIrschner Cookbook Collection Page

A New Way to Search and Browse the Kirschner Collection

Want to search our collection of cookbooks? That just got a lot easier thanks to the new collection page interface on the Libraries' website....

Cooking during the pandemic

Megan Kocher and Lisa Von Drasek discussed cookbooks they liked the most for cooking and baking during the pandemic, on this installment of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Minnesota cookie recipes and Somali American cookbook

Megan Kocher reviewed The Great Minnesota Cookie Book and Soo Fariista, a Somali American cookbook, on this installment of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Cover photo of Sandwich Exotica

Sandwich Exotica

This is a quick post just to say that I came across this today and that led me to look up the cover artist,...

Breakfast with Beatrice

Breakfast with Beatrice and Original Scandinavian Recipes were featured on this installment of Read This Book with Megan Kocher, Curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection, and host Lisa Von Drasek. Kocher also announced that the University Libraries recently acquired Beatrice Ojakangas' cookbook collection — which includes Original Scandinavian Recipes — for the Kirschner Collection, which is available to the public at the University of Minnesota's Magrath Library on the St. Paul campus. 
cookbooks from Beatrice Ojakangas

New Acquisitions!

I’ve been waiting until everything was processed and on the shelves to make this announcement and now I finally can: The Kirschner Cookbook Collection is...
Cheesy Pretzels

Our historical take on football snacks

As the Twin Cities prepares for the 2018 NFL championship game many locals are busily planning their party menus. We’re taking an old approach to current favorites with some historical recipes that are ready for a comeback: chicken wings, cheese straws, pretzels, and bacon-wrapped shrimp. 

Nordic cooking and cookbooks

Nordic cooking with Megan Kocher on Read This Book.
Screenshot of Kirschner Collection on UMedia Archive

Kirschner Materials Available Online

Last year, I worked with the Strategic Digitization Program at the University Libraries to scan all of our materials that were published prior to...

Books to Give, Vol. 4: Cooking

Books about cooking was the subject of this special holiday issue of Read This Book!: Books to Give 2016, Volume 4. Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection recommended two books to give as gifts: "Come, You Taste: Recipes from the Iron Range" by B.J. Carpenter, and "The Vegetable Butcher" by Cara Mangini.
A Book of Middle Eastern Food

Cooking in Season: Broccoli and Cabbage!

This is our last farmers market post of the season and we've got two recipes that make use of late fall brassicas -- broccoli...
Ripe cookbook

Cooking in Season: (More) Apples and New Potatoes

It's time for thefarmers market again and full-on apple season has arrived! Also, we've got a recipe for those tender little new potatoes. Enjoy! Cheese...
tomato cook book

Cooking in Season: Tomatoes and Apples

This week I've picked out two recipes that celebrate the height of summer (tomatoes) and the beginning signs of fall (apples). And since today...

Cooking in Season: Sweet Corn and Kohlrabi

It's August and we have nearly reached peak vegetable time at the farmers markets! Sweet corn just started showing up a couple weeks ago so I dug up a new, interesting way to use it. I'm also featuring a recipe from a book that is brand new to our collection — V is for Vegetable.

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