Cooking with Julia: “Bush of crayfish in Viking herbs”

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”

Cooking with Julia: “Land and Sea Rolls”

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”

Collection Highlight: Maurice Sendak’s Dear Mili

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

New Acquisitions Highlight: James Beard and the Gastronomie Pratique

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