October is National Dessert Month.
What better way to celebrate than with a look through the books of the Culinary Historians of Washington (CHOW ) collection, which can be found in the Libraries Reserach Annex?
This collection is as varied as the desserts in the books. There are books covering topics such as what was served at the White House, desserts from the 18th century, to desserts served in the 19th century and adaped for modern times. Some are not even books at all, but a collection of recipes from the Washington Gas Light Company Home Services Department. The Libraries even has a book in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library that puts a twist on cakes and cake decorating, If you make a mistake put a rose on it, by Pat Lasch and Fred Lasch.—Ninette Dean