Cooking and Food
What did your ancestors eat? What did great-grandmother cook? How and with what did she cook? What are some ethnic or regional recipes? Want to try some old recipes and reproduce what your ancestors ate?
17th-Century English Recipes.
Bear Wallow Books. Cookbooks which adapt historical recipes
to modern methods.
- Colonial Williamsburg.
Eat authentic food at Colonial Williamsburg.
- CookBook Maker. Use
this software to compile your family recipes.
- Culinary Archives & Museum.
Culinary History Timeline.
Dining Through the Decades: 100 Years of Glorious American Food.
History News - Resources and Links.
- The Food
Heirloom Recipe Conversions and Substitutions
- Hippocrene Books.
Household Words: Women Write from and for the Kitchen.
- Key Ingredients:
America by Food.
- Living History, Farm and
Agricultural Museums. Find museums that serve authentic
- Old Sturbridge Village. Eat
authentic food at Old Sturbridge Village.
- Plimoth Plantation. Eat
authentic food at Plimoth Planatation.
- Smoke & Fire. Search
for food, cookbooks and kitchen gadgets for historical
- Standing in the Stockpots of Giants.
- Anderson, Jean. American Century CookBook. Random
- Brennan, Georgeanne. The Family Table: A Journal for
Recipes and Memories. Chronicle Books,
- Davidson, Alan. The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford
University Press, 1999.
- Haber, Barbara. From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon
History of American Cooks and Meals. Penguin, 2003.
- Hayes, Joanne Lamb. Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War
II and the Way We Cooked. St. Martin's, 2000.
- Hinds, Harold E., Jr. "Foodways and Personal Family
History." NGS Magazine 36, 4 (October-December 2010):
- Tannahill, Reay. Food in History. Random House,
- Theophano, Janet. Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
- Walker, Barbara M. The Little House Cookbook. Harper
- Zanger, Mark H. American History Cookbook. Greenwood Press, 2003.