We’re talking cookbooks today on Taste Matters as Mitchell Davis is joined by Marvin Taylor, director of New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections and producer of “101 Classic Cookbooks: 501 Classic Recipes.” Hear Taylor discuss the role of cookbooks in American cuisine and the history of this culinary tradition. He talks about cookbooks and recipe collections as a tool for documenting cultural moments. Listen as Taylor describes the rich history of culinary records and how the running narrative of cookbook authors can transform the cooking experience. There are a lot of recipes out there so tune in and learn about the cookbook tradition and how it has evolved through the course of American history! This program was sponsored by International Culinary Center.

“You can’t underestimate the importance of hippies in the food movement – without them we wouldn’t have Alice Waters!” 7:40

“There are more cookbooks produced each year than every other book but one – romance novels.” 27:47

–Marvin Taylor, Director of New York University’s Fales Library and “101 Classic Cookbooks: 501 Classic Recipes”