Inspired by the book Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions by Valerie Frey, the May 7th program will include a recipe swap.
The book by the archivist and author features a collection of heirloom dishes that offer a look into meals from the past to provide people a way to learn about family recipes that otherwise might never have been shared.
During the recipe swap patrons will have the opportunity to have their family recipes looked at by experts in history and genealogy in our Georgia Room. Blank recipe cards will be provided for anyone interested in copying down recipes during the swap.
According to Georgia Room Assistant Maggie Thomas, every recipe has a story.
“Family recipes are more than just names and dates. They are stories, personalities, and legacies,” Thomas said.
The event will also offer patrons the opportunity to share their recipes with others so their family’s legacy can reach out and live on through the years.
Newcomers are encouraged to attend First Monday programs – arrive early and stay late.
Switzer Library is located at 266 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060. 770-528-2320