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Friends of the UI Libraries sponsor 'Much More than Recipes'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries will sponsor "Much More than Recipes," a program on the Szathmary Collection of Culinary Arts, Tuesday, May 20 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Formed by the late Chef Louis Szathmary of Chicago, the Szathmary Collection represents the culinary arts, food production and service. Comprehensive in subjects, languages, time periods and forms of publications, the collection includes works in classical and modern languages, with printed books, manuscripts and other materials ranging from the 15th to 20th centuries.

David Schoonover, curator of rare books at the UI Libraries, will present examples illustrating the range of the collection through slides and other visual materials. A reception will follow hosted by R. Lucia Riddle, a member of the Friends Advisory Board, and Meredith R. Saunders, a UI graduate.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and must be made by Friday, May 16 by calling 515-247-6162 or 319-335-5960. The Wakonda Club is at 3915 Fleur Drive. For directions, call 515-285-4962.