Using my experience cooking my grandfather’s pierogi recipe, this presentation examines how culinary information is disseminated through written and oral communication. It analyzes the structure of instructional food information (recipes), presents on how current food media is invigorating oral history in the kitchen, and concludes with imperatives to develop culinary information systems that faithfully represent the cultures from which the recipes originate.

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Alyse Delaney
Alyse is currently pursuing an MSLIS degree with an Advanced Certificate in Spatial Analysis & Design at the Pratt Institute School of Information. She currently works as a graduate assistant in the Pratt Institute Library Archives & Special Collections, and as a research assistant with the Semantic Lab at Pratt. She holds a BFA in Photography and previously worked for the Visual Arts program at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts. She continues to make work informed by her interests in photography, place, and memory.