Category Archives: Cookbooks

German Cookbooks: A Hidden Gem in the Wade Hall Collection

By: Mark Robison, University of Alabama Information Services Librarian Although the demands on food are growing ever larger — one person places value on the fanciest treats, while another insists on the lowest possible calorie count –, every now and … Continue reading

Interview with Ashley Bond, Division of Special Collections graduate assistant

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student Editor’s Note: This post is part of an ongoing series profiling the graduate students who work in the Division of Special Collections. Haley Aaron, Alex Goolsby, Ellie Campbell, Mary Haney, and Katie Howard have also been featured. … Continue reading

Makes your eyes light up. Your tummy say, "Howdy!"

Stove Pilot. Eleventh Edition, September, 1955. Alabama Collection. TX 715.U54 A couple of pages from the fantastic community cookbook, Stove Pilot, part of the Hoole Library’s Alabama Collection and in the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture. Stove … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.1: American Folklore and the Lupton Cookbook Collection

By: Dr. Stacy Morgan, Associate Professor in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. Interested in reviewing our earlier features? If so, check out Brooke Champagne’s Honors First … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.2: Our Community Roots

By: Emily Tarvin, MA student in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. Read Dr. Morgan’s introduction to his series if you haven’t already. Emily Tarvin, … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.3: Soul Food Cookery

By: Samm Banks, MA student in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. Read the first and second posts of this series if you haven’t already. … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 3.4: The Muslim Recipe Book

By: Laci Thompson, MA student in American Studies Our pedagogy series is a way to highlight innovative teaching using primary sources housed in the Division of Special Collections. This post is our final portion of our series dedicated to Dr. Morgan’s … Continue reading

The Culinary Arts of Clementine Hunter, Louisiana’s Black “Grandma Moses”

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger Clementine Hunter was born in 1880 “in the lower reaches of the lush Cane River country” of Louisiana (Introduction, 4-5). She grew up working in the cotton fields and pecan groves of different … Continue reading

The David Walker Lupton African American Cookbook Collection — So much more than recipes!

The University of Alabama Libraries holds one of the largest collections of African American cookbooks in the country – some 450 volumes (and growing!) covering the period from 1827, when the first book with recipes by an African American was … Continue reading