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The digital collection spotlight for November 2013 features the Cookery and Culture digital collection. This collection presents cookbooks dating from the 1700s to the 1900s. Their pages contain not only recipes, but also elegant engravings of table settings and cooking paraphernalia, home remedies and cure-all tonics, instructions on managing servants, and more. In short, these gastronomical treasures reveal much about the societies and economic times that created them.

May browsing these shopping lists, menus, recipes, and culinary practices from long ago bring you an enjoyable taste of the past and, perhaps, a recipe or two you'd like to try out for Thanksgiving.

The original print volumes reside in the Merrill-Cazier Library's Special Collections & Archives at Utah State University.