[Sca-cooks] Cookbook Collection Going to Penn

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Aug 20 11:03:44 PDT 2008

I was thinking that they should have mentioned Aresty too.
Then I thought maybe the article was just mentioning the recent additions.


Or maybe how soon they forget?
Her books were donated in 1996.
Or maybe her collection is too small--
"Mrs. Aresty's collection of cookbooks spans five centuries and 
represents most of the world's cultures. It includes 576 book and 13 
manuscript titles."


Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> On Aug 20, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:
>> "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.”"
> Didn't Esther Aresty donate a large collection of cookbooks to U Penn?
> Adamantius

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