Leeds University Library

Cookbook stories
A group of students, from the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course at the University of Leeds, have worked with the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery to create a unique activity for Cooks and their Books: Collecting Cookery Books in Leeds.  

Cookbook Stories 

Explore the history of selected books on display in the Cooks and their Books exhibition at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery. Use these six cards to interact with the cookbooks on display. Discover not only the innovation of ingredients but how recipes are also a window into how people lived. 

Cookbook Stories is made up of six cards each focussed on an individual object throughout the Cooks and their Books exhibition. By picking up a card you will be able to see how the nobility ate, compare what was used in the 16th century kitchen to today and much more!

The cards can be used individually or as a trail depending on the time you have. Each gives you a chance to take a moment with an activity that varies from a match up game to a question for personal thought. 

Cards will be available to use and take away from the 30 November 2017. Cookbook Stories will finish when the Cooks and their Books exhibition ends on the 31st January 2018. 

Don't forget to let us know what you think and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CookbookStories. Share and connect with others by using the hashtags #interpretingcultures2017 and #cookbookstories.

Treasures education 700

Schools and groups are welcome to visit the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery for self-led visits. Please contact us to arrange your visit.

Are you a Key Stage 4 or 5 teacher who would like to bring a group to look at First World War material? Please contact the Learning & Engagement Officer to make arrangements.

Workshops for Key Stage 4 and 5 are being developed. Details will be available here when they are available.

Please note that food, drink and photography are not allowed in the gallery.