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"Teatime to Tailgates" named 2014 Kansas Notable Book

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jane P. Marshall wrote "Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table" to celebrate Kansas State University's sesquicentennial.

Teatime to TailgatesNow Marshall is celebrating a special honor. Her book has been named a Kansas Notable Book of 2014 by the State Library of Kansas. Marshall is a food journalist and culinary historian who teaches food writing in the hospitality management and dietetics department in the university's College of Human Ecology.

"Teatime to Tailgates" was among 15 books earning the Notable Book honor this year. A committee of Kansas Center for the Book affiliates, fellows, librarians and authors of previous Kansas Notable Books selects books to be considered for the honor, all of which were published in the previous year. The State Library then selects the honorees. Marshall will join the other authors at a recognition ceremony Sept. 13.

"What a thrill to be in such august company — the company of the other Notable Book authors and, of course, the farmers, cooks, researchers, professors, inventors, pioneers and K-State graduates who made 'Teatime to Tailgates' possible," Marshall said.

Published by the College of Human Ecology, where Marshall is communications coordinator, "Teatime to Tailgates" features stories and recipes from 1863-2013 that tell about the university's rich food heritage. The book encompasses the entire university, from Call Hall's ice cream parlor to Van Zile's dining room, from Cowboy Cabbage cooked in a cast iron pan to the K-State Student Union's Crown rolls.

The 256-page hardcover reveals "gritty professor, itchy-footed explorers and talented graduates who changed by the world by changing how people grow, select, prepare and eat their food," Marshall said.

Proceeds from book sales support Human Ecology undergraduate student research and international study opportunities. Many people, past and present, from the college are featured prominently in the book.

The book is available at locations around Manhattan, including the Flint Hills Discovery Center, Campus Store at the K-State Student Union, the College of Human Ecology at 119 Justin Hall and the Riley County Historical Society. Orders also are accepted online or by calling Jodi Smith, Kansas State University Foundation, at 785-532-3797.

Prepared by the Division of Communications and Marketing at Kansas State University

This article was posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management.