By Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage
The "influences and
inventions that have shaped American food habits over the past two
the Bountiful: Classic American Food From Antiquity to the Space
"...chronicling the use of 10 classic American food groups
including: beef, chicken, turkey, pork, potatoes, corn, greens,
wheat, beans, and apples."
History: Food in America
America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
Searchable archive currently includes page images of 57 cookbooks
from the 19th and early 20th century.
for Historic Cooking
Recipes from classic American cookbooks.
Did the Colonists Eat?
Brief description of the diet at Jamestown.
American Fare [pdf]
Brief listing of typical food items.
from Colonial Williamsburg - Sampling
18th-Century Fare at Shields Tavern
Weishan's World of Gardening: The Gardens of Plimoth Plantation
Channel: The History of Thanksgiving, A Meal Without Forks
Crafts and Skills - Foods
Frontier foods and methods.
Vintage California Cuisine.
Spanish Colonial and Mexican Recipes
Prairie (Frontier) Style
Texas, Old Dessert Recipes from Texas
Line’s Civil War Recipes - Mason-Dixon
Line’s Civil War Recipes For Any Occasion
Foods Union, Confederate, & on the Frontier
Civil War Zone Recipes
Reference: Food History, Culinary History, ... - The
Inglenook Cook Book (1906) - American
Cookery, Amelia Simmons (1796)
Fish and Seafood Recipes
From 10 classic cookbooks from 1747 to 1903
Old Timer's Page
Techniques and recipes
Food Museum - Food Origins
Background on select plants. Information on animals is sketchy at
Recipes from Old Newspapers
Farmer - Boston Cooking-School Cook Book (1918)
Weights and Measures Conversion Chart
How much is a pinch?
Food Century: History
of the American Salad - The
Cola Wars - Food
Timeline (when products appeared)
Time Cooking with Chef Brad
Some trivia and "comfort food" recipes from the 40s, 50s,
and early 60s.
Food Inventions: The History of Food
Stories behind soup, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and other foods.
Through the Decades
Cuisine in the 20th Century [pdf]
Trends and nutritional philosophies.
Food Timeline and Culinary
Gourmet Special Anniversary Issue: Decade by Decade The
Trends in cuisine traced through changes in magazine reporting.
of Regrettable Food
A great collection of early-mid 20th Century illustration; coarse
language in the commentary.
of Soul Food
History of (Military Food) Rations
Barbecue: a southern cultural icon. Essay and recipes.
History of Kosher Food in the U.S.A.
Detailed essay and timeline.
Find the origins of common confections, e.g., candy corn, conversation
hearts, jelly beans, chocolate.
America’s Changing Eating Patterns Vol. 23, Issue 1, Jan-Apr
2000 Articles in pdf format.
Fast Food History: The
Historical Cheeseburger and Cola; Patterns
of Food Introductions into the United States; Origins
of Manufactured Products; Mcfast-food
Conquers America; Soft
Drinks Conquer America; McCola
in U.S. Food and Drug Law History
The history of "America's original fast food restaurant."
History of the Microwave Oven
Sokolov, Raymond A. Why We Eat What We Eat: How the Encounter Between
the New World and the Old Changed the Way Everyone On the Planet
Stewart, Katie. The Joy of Eating: A Cook's Tour of History, Illustrated,
With a Cook's Section of the Great Recipes of Every Era.
Henry, Linda. Heritage of America Cookbook.
Belden, Louise Conway. The Festive Tradition, Table Decoration and
Desserts in America, 1650-1900.
Hechtlinger, Adelaide. The Seasonal Hearth: The Woman at Home in
Root, Waverley Lewis. Eating in America: A History.
Booth, Sally Smith. Hung, Strung & Potted: A History of Eating
in Colonial America.
Hayes, Joanne Lamb. Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War II and
the Way We Cooked.
Mendelson, Anne. Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women
Who Gave America the Joy of Cooking.
See also, in
the Juvenile collection:
American History Series by George Erdosh:
Food and Recipes of the Native Americans.
Food and Recipes of the Pilgrims.
Food and Recipes of the Civil War.
Food and Recipes of the westward expansion.
Food and Recipes of the thirteen colonies.
Food and Recipes of the Revolutionary War.
ON ORDER 09/02/03
Ichord, Loretta Frances. Skillet Bread, Sourdough, and Vinegar pie:
Cooking in Pioneer Days.
Walker, Barbara Muhs. The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods
from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories.