Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
The site, created by the Michigan State University Library, provide access to full-text searchable versions of 76 important American cookbooks from the 18th to early 20th century. It also a includes a glossary of cooking terminology, as well as multidimensional pictures of cooking implements from that time period (from the MSU Museum). It allows one to search by book title, book author, recipe name or ingredient used in the recipe. One can also browse the collection alphabetically by title, by publication date or by looking at a topical list of cooking styles and terms.
Date Range: 1798-1808, 1824-1922
Publisher: Michigan State University Library
About Page: Project- http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/project.html, Staff- http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/html/project/project_staff.html
Object Type: Cookbooks
Location of original material: Cookbooks – Michigan State University Library, Cooking Implements- Michigan State University Museum
Exportable image: Yes
Facsimile image: Yes
Full text searchable: Yes
Titles list links: Yes
History / Provenance
Original catalog: Michigan State University Library,
Digitized from microfilm: No
Original sources: 76 of the more than 10,000 cookbooks from the MSU’s Cookery Collection, housed in Special Collections – a division of the MSU Library.
Reviewed in The Scout Report, Volume 8, Number 49, December 13th, 2002.
Review by environmentalist historian Ann Vileisis in Port Orford, Oregon, Jan.-March 2012.
Review on TeachingHistory.com.
Info from Publisher
These works are in the public domain, so they are no longer under copyright. But it is always a good idea to cite your sources so that others can discover where you found your information.