Hungry for Humboldt

The way to most cultures is through their food, not in the least becuase it appeals to so many sense at once. The taste, smell, appearance, and methodology of cooking are all deeply connected to culture and community, and Humboldt County is a prime example of this inescapable bond. As chronic consumers of food products, people have been endlessly fascinated with how food is grown, collected, prepared, and (most enjoyably) eaten. This exhibit focuses on the historical record of food in Humboldt County as it exists through the Humboldt State University Library Special Collections. From coffee shops to bakeries to pasta palaces, this exhibit guides the audience through a timeline of dining tables in Humboldt County. 

Sit back, scroll through, and try not to salivate!


Curated by Jacqueline Farrington, Special Collections Student Intern