[Sca-cooks] Cookbook Collection Going to Penn

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Aug 20 09:14:12 PDT 2008

A cookbook donation made to the University of Pennsylvania

"around 15,000 print and manuscript cookbooks from the 17th through the 
21st centuries—will come to Penn to join the roughly 3,000 promotional 
pamphlets and community cookbooks the Library acquired in 2005."

I thought the final remarks about why Chef Blank donated the collection 
to Penn were interesting.

"Blank, who taught classes for Penn for 16 years through the College of 
General Studies, says he chose to donate his collection to the 
University rather than a culinary school because he wants it to be 
appreciated. “Unfortunately,” he says, “culinary schools are besieged by 
students who only know what they’ve seen on TV. It used to be new things 
would become part of the cuisine. Now it’s total ephemera, here today 
and gone tomorrow.”"


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