Vintage Cookbooks: The Sheldon Gallery Cookbook

21 Feb

Before I returned to journalism and started this blog, I worked at the Sheldon Museum of Art. I’ve always loved the graceful Philip Johnson-designed building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend checking it out the next time you’re in Lincoln. It’s free. One current exhibition includes a collection of Andy Warhol’s Polaroid photographs, and another focuses on the tumultuous nature of artist’s relationships (and includes work from Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, and Robert Henri.)  The museum also has a lovely store that sells lots of beautiful items, and also loads of books, including the gem I’m writing about today.

The Sheldon Art Association (then called the Nebraska Art Association) published the book in 1978. It includes recipes from board members, but also from artists.

I would like to try Keith Jacobshagen’s chili and Robert Motherwell’s Late Supper.

Of course, Runzas.

A list of glamorous-sounding party meals (and one for 200 diners!)

Norman Geske, former director of Sheldon, loves a Negroni. In fact, the museum served them at his 95th birthday party, which happened while I worked there.

The best thing of all, though, is that the Sheldon Gallery cookbook is still available for purchase in the Sheldon Museum Store. To get your own copy, visit the museum or call 402-472-2461.

Top image courtesy of the Sheldon Museum of Art. All other images courtesy the Sheldon Gallery Cookbook.

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5 Responses to “Vintage Cookbooks: The Sheldon Gallery Cookbook”

  1. aestheticgemini February 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Okay, second article I am commenting on. I was just gonna say that I have an older Sheldon Cookbook I bought at the Library Book Sale in August that I have been meaning to show you! Well, it might actually be the same one just for library purposes….we will have to see.

    • sarahbakerhansen February 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      Ooh, I would love to see it, or better yet, you should do a guest post on it for Omavore!

      • aestheticgemini February 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

        Oh I would love that! I will look at it when I get home tonight.

      • aestheticgemini February 24, 2012 at 12:39 am #

        Turns out the book I have is the same one. HOWEVER my search through my cookbooks was not fruitless. I found “The Congressional Cookbook” from 1961 which is so adorable I think it should be featured on your “Vintage Cookbook” series.

  2. melsidwell February 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    i think i know what i want for my birthday now. :)

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