Historic library aids flavor chemists
Europe’s oldest flavor chemistry library—the Schimmel Bibliothek—has 30,000 rare books and is open to all. It is a food library like no other. Its legacy dates back to 1737 in the form of an 8-volume set of German books with hand-painted illustrations of botanicals.

Surviving many wars, Communist control, and unknowing owners, the Bell Flavors & Fragrances Europe library in Leipzig, Germany, has been preserved as a unique repository of the books and knowle…

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