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Esther B. Aresty Collection of Rare Books on the Culinary Arts

Jules and Esther Aresty

Household Words: Women Write From and For the Kitchen

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Pennsylvania Library celebrated Esther Bradford Aresty, who made possible Penn's acquisition of one of the finest collections of cookbooks in the world.On April 10, 1996, she was feted by friends, relatives and library associates at a dinner and reception.