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Dan Freidus on Ex-Pat Cookbooks: Community & Identity While Living Abroad

August 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Sponsored by Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (NOBS)

Ex-Pat Cookbooks: Community & Identity While Living Abroad

with Dan Freidus

Thursday, August 24th, 7-8:30pm EST

NOBS member Dan Freidus has been collecting cookbooks for his entire adult life. He stumbled into collecting expat cookbooks when he found a community cookbook from an Episcopalian church in Cairo, Egypt. As Dan says, “I found the genre to be incredibly interesting and diverse – everything from books by and for Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal to families of U.S. occupation forces after WWII in Japan, as well as clubs of expats in many cities and countries around the world. Even better, most titles have been quite inexpensive!” Dan’s collection now numbers about 1,000 expat cookbooks from dozens of countries going back to before 1920. Join us on August 24th to hear about and see examples from Dan’s unique collection!

This Forum will be in person at Loganberry Books beginning at 7:00 PM. You may also join via Zoom:


Meeting ID: 880 2442 0013

Passcode: 907804

Many of you attended our summer outing in July looking at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s great books collection led by docent and NOBS member, Dr. Laura Martin. It was a fabulous tour highlighting books maybe not as frequently viewed as say the Book of Hours.

Hope to see you either in person or via zoom later this month. We are so happy that the Book Fair is back and already looking forward to next years. Hope you all have had a pleasant summer.


August 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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