Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘allendale branch library’


Caribbean Cooking

Caribbean Cooking
TumblrEmailOther Share Options

Trinidad stewed chicken and coconut rice. Hmmm. And, how about some pigeon peas? (No, not peas made out of Columbidae.) The cultivation of pigeon peas go back 3,500 years on the eastern part of peninsular India. Pigeon peas are both a food crop (dried peas, flour, or green vegetable peas) and a forage/cover crop. In […]

How a Former Isolation Hospital Became a Public Library

How a Former Isolation Hospital Became a Public Library

You can read about infectious diseases at the Allendale Branch Library, but you won’t contract one – I promise. Still, it’s a little unnerving that Pasadena’s smallest branch library was once used as a contagion ward for deadly illnesses, including smallpox. Built in 1923, the building began life as the Pasadena Isolation Hospital, became a research […]

Culinary Historians

Culinary Historians

They are “dedicated to pursuing food history and supporting culinary collections.” The Culinary Historians of Southern California was founded in 1995 as an affiliate of the Los Angeles Public Library. Today, 250 women and men—chefs, writers, academics, product purveyors, restaurateurs, as well as people in the fields of entertainment, business, and culture—”have fun learning about […]

Black History Is Our History

Black History Is Our History

Black History Month is a time for all of us to remember that our individual stories and familial, cultural, and ethnic histories are what have made our home—America—the complex (sometimes convoluted), creative, expressive, inspiring, and fascinating place it is today. Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every […]

A Musical Legacy

A Musical Legacy

The names of the time were there: Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, James Baldwin, even Charles Heston. And the musicians: Josephine Baker; Lena Horne; 22-year-old Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; Peter, Paul & Mary. August 28th, 1963. The March on Washington. “I have a dream today!” roared Martin Luther King, Junior. To commemorate […]

Fiore

Flintridge Books

Colorado Street Bridge Party

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

Search