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wilsonlibunc:

On July 28, 2014 brave staff members came with their curiosity and strong stomachs to the first North Carolina Collection Throwback Cooking Challenge. Wilson Library Special Collections staff members were tasked with recreating common recipes found within the vast cookbook holdings of the North Carolina Collection, culminating in a building wide taste test. These recipes have been handed down through the years and published in cookbooks from the mid-1800s to the present. Participants tasted then commented on each recipe.

The Pinto Bean Pie was a favorite with staff saying “It’ll rot your teeth but it’s good.”  The Perfect Salad did not fare as well: “Bad dreams coming my way! I won’t forget this salad for a long time.”

To see more images and staff comments from the Throwback Cooking Challenge, check out the UNC Libraries’ Flickr gallery.

Off-topic for us, but too good not to share!

We’ve fallen victim to that pitiable staff duty ourselves.Cooking from the Collections

This is from the Casseroles edition of our Cooking from the Collection series on our blog, which we thankfully let die a peaceful death.

Love the reaction pics!

magicalnaturetour:

What an ugly and cute thing!! :) reddish egret by Pini Bini :)

magicalnaturetour:

What an ugly and cute thing!! :) reddish egret by Pini Bini :)

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Tagged with:  #bird

buzzfeed:

Important reminder: Everyone on the internet is a real person.

Go read this. It’s really important.

Be kind to one another.

h4ilstorm:

Baby Cheetah 7-29-12 (10 of 10) (by Mark Dumont)

h4ilstorm:

Baby Cheetah 7-29-12 (10 of 10) (by Mark Dumont)

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golddoesnotalwaysglitter:

Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)

golddoesnotalwaysglitter:

Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)

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Tagged with:  #space

tairupanda:

derschneefiel:

The Pallas´s Cat, also called Manul, is a small wildcat living in the grasslands and steppe of central asia.
It is named after the german naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776.

That is the most expressive and gelatinous cat I have ever seen.

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humorinrecovery:

Trying to put my life in order

humorinrecovery:

Trying to put my life in order

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Tagged with:  #me