For this round of the Salvador Dali food blog series, we chose his “Bush of crayfish in Viking herbs.” It may look complex at first sight, but really the hardest part was being patient for two hours while our expert stylist, Karas Cahill, pinned crayfish to a foam cone and made it look pretty. Check … More Cooking with Julia: “Bush of crayfish in Viking herbs”
As you may or may not know, July 29th is our beloved national holiday, Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day. Every year, Americans from all walks of eagerly wait for the day when they can purchase some cheese, and then sacrifice that cheese. Ok, maybe not. So what is this holiday anyways? Besides having a fantastic … More Cheese: The Way to Everyone’s Heart
We’re back again with another installment of recipe-experimentation from Salvador Dali’s Les Diners de Gala! This time we decided to try the “Oasis Leek Pie,” which consists primarily of a curry-laden casserole (and not nearly as much butter this time, thank goodness) with a leek cut into the shape of a palm tree on top. … More Cooking with Julia: “Oasis Leek Pie”
Featuring Curator Dr. Julia Skinner When you think of a famous cookbook author, Salvador Dali might not top the list. Largely known for his surrealist art, larger-than-life personality, and a penchant for melting clocks and abstract figures, Dali also ventured into the world of cookbooks. His fanciful, quirky Les Diners de Gala, a copy of … More Cooking with Julia: “Land and Sea Rolls”
This post was written by our intern, Durema Bacchus. We’ve included the post as an image so you can see all the great fonts she uses to emphasize her points! An alternate version is available here as well: Words have Power: The Art of Typography
As I looked through the descriptions of the interactive exhibits featured in Play by design, The World of Children’s Books, one offering immediately caught my attention – Dear Mili, written by Wilhem Grimm and Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Sendak hooked me years ago when I was doing a stint as a preschool teacher and would … More Collection Highlight: Maurice Sendak’s Dear Mili
In our New Acquisitions Highlight posts, we’ll tell you about new items we’ve recently brought in to the Bentley, and share some of their stories with you. I’m very excited to share this month’s highlight, because it’s one of my first acquisitions in culinary history (a new area we’re collecting in), and one I’m very … More New Acquisitions Highlight: James Beard and the Gastronomie Pratique
Hello! The staff of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery are beyond thrilled to (re)start our blog, Bentley’s Miscellany, and share our thoughts with you on all things bookish. My name is Dr. Julia Skinner–I’m the new Rare Books Curator for the Bentley, and someone you’ll see on this blog pretty regularly. I just received my … More Welcome to Bentley’s Miscellany!