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Obscura Society NY: Cookery

Session Five of After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine

In this five-part series of Thursday evening sessions, we'll explore The New York Academy of Medicine's collections in the intimate setting of its beautiful rare book room, guided by two of its stewards.

Session Five: Cookery

How did the family dinner change in America during wartime, or after the advent of the gas range? What early Italian cookbook has the earliest known depiction of a fork? The Academy's marvelous cookery collection has over 10,000 items, including cookbooks, menus, pamphlets and other food ephemera. During this session, we'll highlight our food treasures, including our 9th century Roman cookery manuscript, Apicius' De Re Coquinaria, generally acknowledged to be the oldest surviving cookbook in the West.

Presented by Atlas Obscura at The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:30pm - 7:45pm
$30/ $100 for five-part series
Advance tickets only, limited capacity

Questions? Email megan@atlasobscura.com