Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Please join us for a special live event, La Cocina Hispana, or the Hispanic Kitchen on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:00pm. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this event celebrates one of the lesser known parts of our library collection, a group of rare cookbooks from Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and other parts of Latin America.

Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is joined by Professor Mark Aldrich, Associate Professor of Spanish at Dickinson College and Executive Director of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. Professor Aldrich will first share a video tutorial of how to make the popular Spanish rice dish Paella. They will discuss the recipe, which he has adapted from a cookbook from the Hispanic Society’s collection and explore the history of Paella and Professor Aldrich’s passion for making it. He has been cooking paellas for over 20 years, most recently making one that served over 200 people.

To watch the event live on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:00pm please visit our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_j63y2qAmM

After the discussion, we invite you to post your questions and comments on YouTube.*

*Please note – in order to post your comments, you will need to create a YouTube account prior to the event. 

Professor Aldrich earned his B.A. from Hamilton College, and his Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. He is particularly interested in 20th century Spanish poetry, although his publications include both Peninsular and Spanish American subjects. He has published literary translations and will soon complete the translation of a novel by Spanish author Antonio Soler. His current scholarship is focused on poetry translation and the work of Rafael Pérez Estrada, a poet and artist from the southern Spanish city of Málaga.

To learn more about the Hispanic Society ‘s Collection of Cookbooks, visit: http://hispanicsociety.emuseum.com/search/cookbooks

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