A flavorful page from culinary history
Special to the Star Tribune
The St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota has a food lover's gem tucked away in its Magrath Library. It houses the Doris S. Kirschner Collection, a cook's reading paradise of 5,000-plus cookbooks.
Library staff members can point the way to shelves housing a remarkable array of books ranging from the 1800s to this year's winners of the James Beard Foundation Awards. Browsing the collection is every bit as gratifying as finding a fabulous food truck...