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MC 675

American Institute of Wine & Food. Recipe books of the American Institute of Wine & Food, ca.1690 - ca.1830: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 675
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: American Institute of Wine & Food
Title: Recipe books of the American Institute of Wine & Food, ca.1690 - ca.1830
Date(s): 1690 - 1830
Quantity: .83 linear feet (2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Manuscript recipe books collected by the American Institute of Wine & Food

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 90-M149
The recipe books of the American Institute of Wine & Food were given to the Schlesinger Library by the American Institute of Wine & Food in September 1990.

Processing Information:

Processed: March 2011
By: Elise Tanimoto

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. The recipe books of the American Institute of Wine & Food are in the public domain.
Copying. Recipe books may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

American Institute of Wine & Food Recipe books, ca.1690 - ca.1830; item description, dates. MC 675, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

The American Institute of Wine & Food is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of good food and drink. Founded in 1981 by Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Richard Graff and others, the Institute brings together wine and food enthusiasts and professionals from America's many regions and ethnic traditions to celebrate the community of the table and the fellowship that comes from dining with family and friends. The Institute aims to enhance quality of life through what people eat and drink and promotes awareness of where ingredients originate to encourage healthy eating habits. They offer many programs, including wine tastings, cookbook signings, culinary cruises, and the Day of Taste program for underserved elementary school children. In 1990, they donated their Simon-Lowenstein Collection of Gastronomic Literature of published works and manuscript cookbooks to the Schlesinger Library and to the University of California San Diego's Mandeville Special Collections Library.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection contains four volumes of handwritten recipes for food and drink, as well as health remedies. Volumes also include household management instructions, advice for virtuous living, a page of verse, religious meditations, and a singing exercise in solfege. Volumes are arranged chronologically.

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Additional Index Terms

Cookbooks
Cooking, American
Cooking, English
Herbs--Therapeutic use
Home economics--United States
Recipes
Sermons
Traditional medicine
Homer, Henry
Morgan, S., Mrs.
Pitts, Susanna

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