Enterprising culinary artists and fearless taste-testers at the New York State Library and New York State Archives came together to forge a series called “Tasting History.” All recipes were discovered in the collections of the Library and Archives and brought to fruition – including amazing meat sculptures, wartime “salads,” yummy desserts, and perhaps too much gelatin? Elizabeth Jakubowski (New York State Library) and Heather Carroll (New York State Archives) will showcase some of the recipes they found, how said recipes reflected the tastes of the times they were written, and share some of their favorites.
Elizabeth Jakubowski is a Senior Librarian in the NYS Library’s Manuscripts and Special Collections unit. She received her MS in Information Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Administration from the State University of New York at Albany and her BA in history from SUNY New Paltz.
Heather Carroll is an archivist in the Archival Advisory Services unit of the the New York State Archives. She helps oversee delivery of technical support services, training, and grant funding opportunites for non-profit record repositories across the state through the Documentary Heritage Program. She also serves as a reference acrchivist within NYSA's Researcher Services unit. Heather holds a BA in Art History from Bard College.