Food for Thought

In times of war and terrorist alerts, perhaps this quote, from culinary historian Barbara Haber, will turn the corners of your lips in an upward direction: "Food is a way to remember normal life."

Haber spoke on Friday at an event hosted by the Library of Congress. Among the books on display was the first known published cookbook, written in 1475 by Italian humanist Bartolomeo Platina. Latin is the lingua of the text.

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A glimpse of the historic culinary titles on display at the Library of Congress.(Kim O'Donnel)

By Kim ODonnel |  August 14, 2006; 11:50 AM ET Culinary Education
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