Baking the Archives: Blueberry cake(ish)

Reading Time: 5 minutes This post was guest authored by Tomaro Taylor, Director of USF Libraries’ Special Collections – Tampa campus.   I did not grow up in a family of bakers. My mother cooks and eats out of necessity, and few things are ever the …Continue Reading

Baking the Archives: A Pie for Pi Day 

Reading Time: 7 minutes As someone who works in data analytics and visualization, I had to honor Pi Day in some way. Pi Day serves to raise awareness of the importance, beauty, and relevance of mathematics and its role in shaping our world. Pi, or π, …Continue Reading

Food Conservation in the Home and Recipes in the Archives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Food is a way to understand a place and a culture. Sharing a meal is a bonding ritual that transcends many cultural boundaries. The recipes of the past can also teach us about history, with useful tips for today’s challenges. That is the case for Blanche Armwood Perkins’ Food Conservation in the Home:  A Collection of War-Time Recipes.