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 is a listing of the food history research projects I've completed to date: as I get new ones finished, they'll be published here as well.  I enjoy focusing on the folklore found in history, exploring the stories and colorful characters of the past through old cookbooks and family recipes.

-Historic cookbooks-

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

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

The Little House Cookbook (Barbara M. Walker, 1979)

 

-CHEROKEE FOOD HISTORY-

Indian Recipes (Nettie Wheeler, 1967)

 

-FOOD IN CLASSIC FICTION-

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

 

-HISTORIC DINING EXPERIENCES-

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

 

-CHRISTMAS FOOD HISTORY SPECIAL 2017: 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