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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 cookbooks was the subject of this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted by Lisa Von Drasek and featuring Megan Kocher.
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 the farmers market again and full-on apple season has arrived! Also, we've got a recipe for those tender little new potatoes. Enjoy!
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.
Beet-Pickled Eggs Photo

Cooking in Season: Peas and Beets

The Libraries are back at the farmers market this week and we've got two new recipes for you featuring two of my favorite vegetables — peas and beets! Yum!

Cooking In Season: Blueberries & Zucchini

It's summer on campus which means that the Minnesota Farmers Market is back. The University of Minnesota Libraries will be hosting pop-up libraries at the...
Silhouette Recipes

Diets Through The Decades

Did you make a New Year's resolution to diet? If so, you might want to get some perspective by looking at the Diets Through...
Books on Preserving

We Can Pickle That!

Are you trying to figure out what to do with your bountiful summer harvest? Discover options for preserving everything from apricots to asparagus to meats.
250 Ways to Serve Fresh Vegetables

Feasting on Your Summer Bounty

It's almost July. We are in the thick of Summer and the farmer's markets are finally bursting with produce. To help inspire you as...
Megan Kocher, Deborah Madison and the Kirschners

A Visit from Deborah Madison and Other News

It has been a busy Spring for the Kirschner Collection! At the beginning of May, we co-hosted a talk by one of my all-time favorite...

Pre-Modern Recipe Workshop

Our friends at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine are hosting a Pre-Modern Recipe Workshop, that I thought might be of interest...