Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

Get Cooking – 10th annual Taste of the ‘Chives

You’ll like this practical and handy cooking club calendar” ~ we promise.


Sample flavors inspired by the past in this annual showcase of recipes discovered in the holdings of the OSU Special Collections and Archives.

This year, we’re highlighting recipes featured in a wall calendar that reflects the culinary creativity of a nation facing wartime food rationing and shortages. There are so many wonderful recipes to choose from, and if you come by the cooking event you’ll have a chance to taste some and have a look at this original 1945 calendar from the First Federal Savings in Portland.

If you are feeling the chill of fall, I recommend the Short Ribs with Beans, so popular in cool weather!


    Truth be told, it is December’s treats that are calling to me, with date cake and self-iced chocolate cake ready for making and sharing.


    If you want to read more, we’ve scanned the entire calendar and put it in a Flickr set. But what we really would love is for you to join us for the festivities! Sample some of these prepared recipes and feel free to make them yourself to share with us at the event. Other recipes can be found in historic publications available online at the Scholars Archive website.

    WHEN: Friday October 30, noon-1:00

    WHERE: Willamette Room East-3rd Floor Valley Library

    WHO: Contact Karl McCreary at karl.mccreary@oregonstate.edu