In case you still have room after Thanksgiving, here’s something to whet your appetite this week.
WHAT: Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen Tasting Event
WHEN: Wednesday, December 3
TIME: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Perkins Library Room 217
Perhaps you’ve been following along with the Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen blog posts lately. Every Friday in October and November, the Devil’s Tale blog has featured a recipe from our archival collections that a library staff member has found, prepared, and tasted. They have been a regular feature on our library website, featured on DukeToday, and covered by WUNC Public Radio.
To cap off this culinary experiment, the Test Kitchen crew will be hosting a “tasting event” where you can satisfy your hunger for history and sample all of the recipes we’ve prepared to date. Try dishes from the 18th to 20th centuries, learn about ingredients they don’t make any more (like “sack” and “oleo”), and take home a zine of our favorite recipes for your next dinner party.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
- Apple Kuchen (circa 1970s)
- Rice Apples (1777)
- Ice Cream No. 3 (1899)
- World War I Soldiers’ Soup (1916)
- Goblin Sandwiches (1946)
- Velveeta Corn Ring with Creamed Mushrooms (1942)
- Sweet Potato Custard (1870)
- Corn, Rice, and Beef Casserole and Blueberry Pie (1982)
This event is free and open to all. Utensils not needed, but curiosity and hunger are recommended.