Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds)

Cooks and their Books: Collecting Cookery Books in Leeds

Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, The Parkinson Bldg.

An exhibition showcasing highlights from the University Library Cookery Collection. Opens 1st September 2017

Discover how recipes have been copied, compiled and collected through the centuries and learn how attitudes to food have changed over time. This exhibition showcases highlights from the Cookery Collection, established in 1939 when Blanche Legat Leigh donated her cookery books to Leeds University Library. Items on display include Renaissance texts illustrating kitchen furniture and utensils and the first edition of Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
Join us for the exhibition celebration on Tuesday 5th September, 6pm.

 

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