The Great Library Pie Bake-Off

Virtual Event on Twitter and YouTube
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Tickets: FREE

Watch the Great Library Pie Bake-Off Roundtable Discussion on YouTube

Visit Twitter to watch the drama unfold for bakers at the Folger and UCLA Library

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UCLA Library Special Collections is competing in a cross-country historical pie bake-off! Our colleagues from across the country will be cooking from their collections, selecting historical potato pie recipes in both manuscripts and printed texts. Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library, and in collaboration with UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, we’ll be live-tweeting our experiences adapting historical recipes and baking our pies. We’ll show off our creations (be they comedies or tragedies) during a roundtable discussion on YouTube at 1 pm PT moderated by Dr. Marissa Nicosia, Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature at Penn State Abington and co-founder of Cooking in the Archives.

Visit Twitter to watch the drama unfold for bakers at the Folger and UCLA Library and check out the recipes we’ve sourced from UCLA Library Special Collections below:

Sweet Potato Pye Recipe from The compleat city and country cook: or, Accomplish'd house-wife., 1732 by C.F. Carter

Carter, C.F. The Compleat City and Country Cook: or, Accomplish'd House-Wife. London : A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch [etc.], 1732, p. 52.
UCLA Library Special Collections: TX705 .C24c

Potato Pie Recipe from Cookery reformed; or, The Lady's assistant. London : Printed for P. Davey and B. Law, 1755, p. 98

Cookery Reformed; or, The Lady's Assistant. London : Printed for P. Davey and B. Law, 1755, p. 98
Library Special Collections: TX717 .C77

 

*The Great Library Bake-Off Logo image is from Abraham Bosse, "[The Pastry Chef]," ca. 1634. Paris: Chez Melchior Tauernier. Folger Shakespeare Library.