Holiday Treats!

Plum pudding served on a plate

Plum pudding

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. If you are in the mood to try out pudding, check out Plum Pudding: of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned.

Apart from our library holdings, there are good online recipe collections. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has great historical menus in their digital collections. There are also some delicious recipes from the Feeding America Cookbook Project which includes Christmas Cookies, New Year’s Cake, Ginger Cake, Plum Pudding, Egg Nog, and many more! As you are working on preparing the feast, enjoy watching the strange traditions clip from the History Channel.

By the way, if you're in Baltimore and coming to the library, be sure to check the hours we're open.

Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

About Chella Vaidyanathan

Curator of 19th-21st Century Books & Manuscripts and Liaison Librarian for History, Africana Studies & Latin American Studies

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