I love this manic little chef, a pen-and-ink illustration from  Woman's Favorite Cook Book  (1902)

I love this manic little chef, a pen-and-ink illustration from Woman's Favorite Cook Book (1902)

Food History Research

What is food history, exactly? Please click here to read more.  Below are some of the food history pieces I've written to date.

 

vintage cookbooks (1900-1930)

Woman's Favorite Cook Book (Mrs. Gregory & Friends, 1902)

Women's Institute Library of Cookery (Volumes I-V) (The Women's Institute, 1926)

 

PRE-INDUSTRIAL DIETS

The Okinawa Program (2001; a fascinating study of the traditional Okinawa diet)

Indian Recipes (1967; a collection of traditional Cherokee recipes and home remedies)

 

HISTORIC DINING EXPERIENCES

King's Arms Tavern (1772), Williamsburg, VA

 

FOOD IN CLASSIC FICTION

The Hardy Boys Series ("Franklin W. Dixon," a pen name representing many authors, 1927-1979)

 

CHRISTMAS FOOD HISTORY SPECIAL 2017: FOOD IN CLASSIC FILMS

Part I: A Christmas Carol (Starring George C. Scott), 1984

Part II: A Child's Christmas In Wales (Starring Denholm Elliot), 1986

Part III: Christmas In Connecticut (starring Barbara Stanwyck), 1945

Part IV: White Christmas (starring Bing Crosby), 1954