Cookbooks as history discussion held Saturday

Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010

We've all heard the saying "you are what you eat," but the impact of food goes far beyond food affecting our overall health. Food is linked to our holidays, ethnic identities, gender roles, the economy and the history of where we live.

Assistant Professor of Extension Sonja Koukel will facilitate a panel discussion about Juneau's cookbooks and the history found within and in between the lines of recipes at this week's city museum Coffee & Collections. The presentation, "Juneau's Cookbooks as History," begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at the museum.

Through Cooperative Extension Services, Koukel provides community-based education that falls within the Health, Home and Family Development program. She serves the Southeast district that stretches from Yakutat to Metlakatla.

Panelists will include Nancy DeCherney, Mike Race and Barbara Cadiente.

Coffee for this program is donated by Heritage Coffee Company. Special assistance was provided by museum volunteer Connie Munro.

In conjunction with this program, the Museum Gift Shop will be featuring various Juneau Cookbooks during the event.

For more information about this free program visit or call the city museum at 586-3572.

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