Food as history
Longone's favorites? A sober treatise on orange cultivation whose cover and endpapers are merrily colored orange, and Michigan's first cookbook. Michael Miller's 1845 Detroit-published The Western Artist offered "300 choice recipes" for the delectation of Washtenaw County pioneer women, armed with balky wood stoves and a couple of cast iron pans.
The exhibition runs from March 26 through June 1.
[Review published April 2007]