It's never too early to start planning your holiday menu, so how about some help from the Field Book Project? In today's post, we're going back to 2012 to highlight this lovely holiday recipe card designed by Lesley Parilla, our former Cataloging Coordinator.
These recipes were found in field notes by August F. Foerste, Paul Bartsch, and C. O. Handley. It's been some time since these collections were cataloged, and we are pleased to now have the opportunity to digitize them. Part of Foerste's field note collection was made available online earlier this year, including the book which contains the handwritten candy receipts:
The rest of the Foerste collection, and the Bartsch and Handley collections will also be made freely available online as digitization is completed.
The scientific value of our field books is undeniable, but unusual content like this really sets them apart from your average scientific write-up.
What do you think? Will these recipes find a place on your holiday table this year?
The recipe holiday card was originally designed and posted in 2012 by Lesley Parilla.
The Bartsch and Handley collections will be digitized thanks to the generous support of Arcadia – a charitable fund of Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing.
The Foerste collection has been digitized as part of the BHL Field Notes Project thanks to the generous support of CLIR.