CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Susan Scouras, Archives and History librarian, will present "West Virginia Cookbooks" at 6 p.m. Sept. 13, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, state Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program is free and open to the public.
Scouras will discuss cookbooks as historical resources, and food availability and recipes during periods of rationing, such as World War II. She will explain how newspapers have been used as a source for cooking, recipe and food information from the mid-19th century to the present -- the time period covered by the Archives and History newspaper collection and will showcase cookbooks from the Archives collection.
Participants are encouraged to register for the program, but advance registration is not required. To register, email bobby.l.tay...@wv.gov or call 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
The 2012 Taste of Home Cooking School comes to the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater at 2 p.m. Sept. 15. Advance reserved seating tickets are required. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com.
Tickets also include entrance to the West Virginia Food Fest, held from 10 am to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center. Vendors from across the state will provide samples of food, beverages and other specialty items.