Historic Foodies

I’m very pleased to report that there is a new group of foodies getting underway in Iowa City. They are part of The University of Iowa’s Do It Yourself history project. This is a crowd sourcing project that puts high quality scans online and then asks people to transcribe the handwriting to make it searchable and more readable to others. Their first project was on Civil War Diaries, now they’ve added handwritten cookbooks from any time.


Join the face to face group: Tuesday, December 11 at 6PM in Iowa City or you still help transcribe even if you live on another continent. Find a recipe to start with here:


Or browse the collection:



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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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