Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur


It's always a little scary when hobbies coincide -- in this case, cooking and biblioholism. (And the SCA.)

msmemory and I just inventoried the cookbook collection, so that we don't buy any duplicates while we're at Pennsic. It comes to something over 230 volumes, not counting dupes. 140 of them are more or less on the subject of historical cooking. (Defining "historical" as roughly "pre-20th century".)

Not that we've actually used more than a quarter of those, mind. But they're so much fun to just wander aimlessly through. And one of them is a bibliography of pre-1800 cookbooks in English, so I sense another visit to the microfilm library in my future...

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