Eat, drink, and remember

2011-09-21_KCmenus_Exhibit_washington-street-stationcroppedFeeling peckish? Too early for lunch? You can now at least feed your imagination by taking a gander at the newest exhibit on the Ground floor of MNL, “Bookbinder Soup, Steak Diane, and the Daily Madness: Menus from Bygone Kansas City Restaurants”!

Featuring a variety of menus from an array of eateries that were around in the mid-70s through early 80s, the exhibit serves an additional purpose than merely whetting viewers’ culinary recollections – it also helps promote the Libraries-sponsored Book Discussion Group that is reading Fast Food Nation in conjunction with the Office of Diversity, Access, and Equity’s annual Social Justice Lecture. Eric Schlosser, author of FFN, will be on campus Tuesday, Nov 1, and our Book Discussion Group, led by the inimitable Scott Curtis, will be held in advance of that lecture – Wed, Oct 26, from 3-4:30 in Room 303, to be precise!  The perfect opportunity to highlight some gastronomic blasts from the past from LaBudde Special Collections. Bon appétit!

Stuart Hinds, Director of Special Collections, UMKC Libraries