Finals are over, students are enjoying break, and so I thought it would be a good time for a light-hearted blog post. In this edition of the Ross-Blakley blog we are adventuring into territory that is not routinely covered by law libraries: gourmet cuisine.
A small collection of personal artifacts from our namesake, Sandra Day O’Connor, was generously donated to the law school. Part of that collection came to the Ross-Blakley law library so that we could display some of the books and artifacts in the law library. Resident technical services wizard, Karen Scoville, discovered a treasure that I thought I would share.
The Cover of Justice in the Kitchen
This cookbook was created by the spouses of Arizona law students, attorneys, and judges. However, it also features submissions from law faculty, deans, senators, and judges. I do not have an exact date of publication but I estimate it to be late 1960’s (Barry Goldwater and Spiro Agnew references).
Besides having an adorable frog-judge on the cover, it’s got some recipes that are prototypical of that time period. (Note: I have not been able to discover why they chose a frog but there are many frog drawings in the book – frogs with gavels, frogs wearing aprons, frogs with wigs, frogs playing sports, etc.)
Senator Barry Goldwater’s recipe for Black Walnut Stew:
Former ASU President G. Homer Durham provides the “recipe” for his favorite afternoon snack:
People in the 1960’s appreciated gelatin a lot more than we do.
My personal favorite because it’s one of the few that I can cook with my limited abilities.
If anyone has information about this that they would like to share, please feel free to email me at Sean.Harrignton@asu.edu
Sean Harrington, Electronic Resources Librarian