On July 28, 2014 brave staff members came with their curiosity and strong stomachs to the first North Carolina Collection Throwback Cooking Challenge. Wilson Library Special Collections staff members were tasked with recreating common recipes found within the vast cookbook holdings of the North Carolina Collection, culminating in a building wide taste test. These recipes have been handed down through the years and published in cookbooks from the mid-1800s to the present. Participants tasted then commented on each recipe.
The Pinto Bean Pie was a favorite with staff saying “
To see more images and staff comments from the Throwback Cooking Challenge, check out the UNC Libraries’ Flickr gallery.