Saturday, November 08, 2008

Cookbook Goodness

Just wanted to share this wonderful link for all you cookbook aficionados out there -- the Toronto Public Library has an exhibit right now of historical cookbooks. I'd love to see it in person, but the online version is nearly as good! Click on the poster to visit the virtual exhibit:

Incidentally, I love the 'page-flip' technology they use, it is very cool. The same technology is used on some texts on the Internet Archive -- a site you must look at if you haven't yet. The Internet Archive holds books, music, images, and video scanned from numerous libraries. It is amazing. Here is their mission statement:

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

And since there is so very, very much available over there, do take a wander through their resources. And check out this historical video about librarians (it made me laugh...)

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to see this in person. Thanks for sharing.


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