February 9th - 12th in New York is the Roger Smith Cookbook Conference...imagine a whole three days in NYC talking about cookbooks! The list of panelists is fabulous. There is a whole session on Libraries and Cookbooks:
Cookbooks in Libraries: Gateways to Food Studies”
Libraries are treasure troves of traditional, digital and human resources not always known to people. Cookbook authors and other food writers interested in locating historic and cultural contexts for their work will hear about library resources and their many uses.
Chair: Barbara Haber, Research Librarian and Food Historian
Panelists: Rebecca Federman, New York Public Library;Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Curator of Manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA;Krishnendu Ray, New York University