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Cook this Thanksgiving like Alice B. Toklas: Recipes from the Beinecke

November 22, 2016

Favorite Recipes of the Movie Stars, a magazine published in 1931 featuring dishes favored by famous actors, is among a number of intriguing materials from the Middle Ages through the 20th-century housed in the Beinecke’s collection. A small portion of the cookbooks feature recipes from the rich and famous, so anyone on the hunt for offbeat dishes for Thanksgiving dinner could do worse than to page through these quirky culinary artifacts. “Please don’t thank me, thank Alice B. Toklas,” one could explain to guests who have just enjoyed “Potatoes Crainquebille” from The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book — several editions of which are held at the library. Read more in this YaleNews article.