Abraham Bosse, "[The Pastry Chef]," ca. 1634. Paris: Chez Melchior Tauernier. Folger Shakespeare Library.
Friday, March 12, 2021, 4:00 pm
Virtual Event on Twitter and YouTube
Watch our Great Library Pie Bake-Off Roundtable Discussion on YouTube
Circle up, everyone! We’re celebrating Pi Day a couple of days early by hosting a cross-country historical pie bake-off. Catalogers, curators, and librarians from libraries across the country will dig into the collections of the Folger, UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, or their own institutions to find and bake potato pie recipes from the past. Follow along on Twitter all day as they live-tweet their experiences adapting historical recipes and baking their pies. Then, join us live on YouTube at 4 pm ET for a roundtable discussion (pun intended) moderated by Dr. Marissa Nicosia, Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature at Penn State Abington and co-founder of Cooking in the Archives. We'll explore what cooking can teach us about history and decide which library's pie is best.