Slotnick pages through a vintage cookbook. | PHOTO BY COLE SALADINO FOR THRILLIST
Join us for an in-person visit at Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks to join Bonnie Slotnick for an evening at her cookbook shop located in the East Village, which specializes in out-of-print and antiquarian cookbooks and ephemera. Attendees will look at the fascinating variety of things found in the pages of old cookbooks and discuss whether they should stay with the books or be archived elsewhere. Attendees will also examine some manuscript cookbooks from different eras—the only cookbooks that can rightfully be called “unique.” Delicious appetizers and wine will be served at the end of the event. Attendees will be given a 10% discount on purchases at the shop.
This is an in-person event, limited to 15 people. Please RSVP by Friday, January 21, 2022.
Directions: Closest subway stops are the 6 train at Bleecker Street, the F train at 2nd Avenue, and the B, D, F, M trains at Broadway-Lafayette Street.
About Bonnie Slotnick: Bonnie Slotnick opened her eponymous cookbook shop in 1997. She has also worked as a book scout, a (paraprofessional) librarian, and a cookbook editor. She credits these career choice(s) to her childhood obsession with her mother’s 1947 edition of The Settlement Cookbook, which she read and reread as a child. Bonnie is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and has lived in the Village for 45 years.
Image courtesy of Bonnie Slotnick
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Catherine Acosta Nicole K. Rivas
We will be hearing from Catherine Acosta, Product Archivist and Historian for Vans and Nicole K. Rivas, New York-based fashion historian, archivist, researcher, and host of The Archaeology of Fashion: And The Discourse on Secondhand Objects podcast.
Catherine will be presenting on the process of creating the Vans Archive, which was officially established in 2019 at Vans HQ in Costa Mesa, California in addition to highlighting some of her current research on lesser known aspects of the brand’s history.
Nicole will discuss her research which explores the stories embedded within objects where she utilizes visual and material culture to investigate sartorial representations of self-identity.
This virtual event will take place on Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00PM ET. Please register via the Register button at left, and please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Catherine Acosta is currently the Product Archivist and Historian for the iconic Southern California footwear and action sports brand Vans, a VF Company. Since joining Vans in 2018, she has created the brand’s official archive at their headquarters in Costa Mesa, California and collaborated on numerous projects relating to the brand’s history and cultural heritage. Previously, she was a Teaching Assistant at Parsons School of Design and a Curatorial Fellow at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in the history of design from Parsons School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in video art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Nicole K. Rivas is a New York-based fashion historian, archivist, researcher, and host of The Archaeology of Fashion: And The Discourse on Secondhand Objects podcast. She holds a master’s degree in fashion studies from Parsons The New School for Design, and her research focuses on the multifaceted stories that underline themes of identity and autonomy in connection to place and time through fashion. Archiving ephemeral objects, vintage items, and conserved pieces in hybrid collections for companies like The Wardrobe, and Archive, and A Current Affair, and utilizing institutions such as the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives, de Young Costume and Textile Arts Collection, FIDM Museum Collections, and The New School Archives & Special Collections for various projects, her interests include preserving cultural heritage and stories through the garments we wear in this never-ending forward movement of time. Her inquisitiveness is centered on rewriting the narrative surrounding the value of "old clothes." Nicole’s mission is to materialize accessibility for fashion intellects, industry professionals, non-experts, and a global audience not only in the 21st century but for research needs a hundred years from now.