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Posted on: November 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 'A History of American Christmas Cookies' at the Library

November 4, 2022 – Cookies have a peculiar history. Over time, social and technological shifts have shifted their flavors, shapes, and textures. Once a decadent treat only of the wealthy, cookies have become the standard American Christmastime treat. But how did that happen? 

Join the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library virtually on Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. for a Zoom presentation with food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson on the history of cookies in America, Christmas traditions through the ages, and why Americans eat so many cookies during the holiday season! 

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link. Please register on the Library calendar at gadml.librarycalendar.com, or by calling the Library at 989-837-3449.

Sarah Wassberg Johnson has an MA from the University at Albany in public history and has been studying food and World War I since 2015. She has been featured on all three seasons of The History Channel’s The Food That Built America and has been featured on NPR, The Atlantic, CNN, USA Today, Atlas Obscura, and more. She has been published in New York History Journal and Agricultural History journal and is working on her book, Preserve or Perish: Food in New York State during the Great War, 1916-1919, under contract with SUNY Press. For more information, visit www.thefoodhistorian.com.

The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is located at 1710 W. St. Andrews Rd and is a service of the City of Midland. For more information or to learn more about the Library, visit www.gadml.org

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