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What Food is Typically American?

I’ve been reading American Cuisine: And How it Got This Way by Paul Freedman. It delves into the history of “American” cuisine and how it was shaped by the country’s history. As can be imagined, there are many factors involved in this evolution, from the various cultures and backgrounds that are the heart of America’s … Read More

Genres in the Recreational Reading Collection

With over 1,000 books, the Carr Library Recreational Reading Collection offers a wide variety of genres — something for virtually everyone to read. The collection features some of its own genres that can be found under “Subjects,” which might sound different from the general collection at Rutgers University Libraries. The filters in the left panel, however, … Read More

Food Fiction at Carr

“Food fiction” is a broad genre that can include nuances of other categories such as humor, mystery, romance, history, self-reflection, etc. The list is endless. As a foodie, I’m always interested to see how an author can weave food or cooking into a fictional narrative. Sometimes it can be subtle touches, such as the celebrity … Read More

Books We Write – Books They Challenge

Interviews with Authors: A Bibliotherapy Reader in Hungarian Judit Hajnal Ward often publishes in her native Hungarian in topics related to Library and Information Science. Her book entitled Nyitott Könyvtár (Open Libraries) was published in 2015 by Kalligram in Budapest. The second interview in the series focuses on her latest book, related to bibliotherapy in … Read More