Culinary History Collection


Current Editor: Cynthia D. Bertelsen

Issue 2 Winter 2001

Editor: Caryl Gray

Culinary Heroines & Heroes

Janet Lowe Cameron
Jo Anne Barton and Alice Johnson
(adapted by Caryl Gray)


Culinary Food History

Book Review:
In Pursuit of Flavor by Edna Lewis

reviewed by Sandy Bosworth
by Sandy Bosworth

Special Feature

Janet Cameron's Demonstration Suitcase
1931 -1940
by Alice Johnson and Caryl Gray



Chef Challenge
Culinary History Prize
Hertzler Receives Mary Abbott Hess Award


  • Promote Culinary Collection at Virginia Tech
  • Contribute to the growing interest in culinary history and food culture




Honor Roll


Culinary Sources



Peacock-Harper Culinary History Committee

  • September 28, 2001 at Roanoke County Public Library
    Proposed by-laws presented and reviewed
    Alice Johnson presented a representation of Janet CameronĂɂĢs Demonstration Suitcase


  • October 26, 2001 at Roanoke County Public Library
    Approval of by-laws


  • November 16, 2001 at Hunting Hills County Club
    Plan for the Culinary Committee Chef Challenge
    Taste special holiday treats made by members


  • January 18, 2002 Roanoke Co. Library Headquarters on Rt.419 or Electric Rd.

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