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Culinary collection celebrates 10 years


   

A member of the Peacock-Harper Friends holds a copy of <cite>The New Art of Cookery</cite> by Richard Briggs, published in 1798. This volume was added as the 3 millionth barcoded item in Virginia Tech's library collections in 2007. A member of the Peacock-Harper Friends holds a copy of <cite>The New Art of Cookery</cite> by Richard Briggs, published in 1798. This volume was added as the 3 millionth barcoded item in Virginia Tech's library collections in 2007.


March 1, 2010 – You are what you eat; and, a collection of books at the Virginia Tech Libraries dedicated to just that pursuit is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

A decade ago, gifts from Dora Greenlaw Peacock and Laura Jane Harper created a collection of books dedicated to culinary arts and history available at Virginia Tech’s University Libraries. Today, the Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends continues to support the collection at Virginia Tech.

The collection includes more than 3,500 books that chronicle three centuries of food customs, choices and habits, eating behaviors, and the social, economic, scientific and historical progress of the culinary arts.


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