Bruise Your Raspberries Well: Making and Tasting Historical Recipes

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 am PDT – 12:30 pm PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

What is a sugar cake? Why does it call for mace, and what is mace anyway? Join us for an interactive, multi-sensory workshop in which participants will study, prepare, and taste historical recipes drawn from the Clark Library’s collections, acknowledging the varied ways in which we acquire knowledge through both reading and doing.

Recipe books represent generations of familial and social bonds as well as networks between manuscript and print culture. They also demonstrate relationships between text and performance. We will explore issues of authenticity in temporal translation from past to present as we decide together how to interpret instructions like “be sure your oven be not too hot” for a modern kitchen. We will then make historical recipes for sugar cakes, marzipan, and raspberry jelly in the Clark’s onsite kitchen, and enjoy them with coffee and tea.

Registration is free and first-come, first-served. Space is limited to 8 participants. No prior culinary experience is needed. Free parking is available onsite.

RSVP to Anna Chen:

All participants will be asked to sign UCLA’s general waiver. A list of ingredients will be provided to participants in advance of the event. The Clark Library will provide all ingredients and equipment. Please note that due to the nature of the recipes, this event will not be gluten-free.