Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The American Historic Cookbook Project

I have a love for cookbooks, especially old cookbooks. So when I found the Feeding America: The American Historic Cookbook Project website, it was something I had to instantly bookmark. The site is a collection of old cookbooks that have been scanned and are available for your PDF reviewing pleasure, for the rock bottom price of free. The books have also been transcripted for searching too.

The site is great for anyone who likes to cook or enjoys history, but it has some especially interesting tidbits for submissive women. I say that because many of these books were written in the 1800s and early 1900s before women's lib, it was expected at that time that women would be domestically oriented and submissive to their husbands. I enjoy the fact that many of these books are written by women for women and the frankness of their domestic and "wifely"duties.

I hope you'll take a minute to look at the project and enjoy the many tips included in these books. The tips range from home keeping to cooking to frugality and everything in between. I know I'll be spending time there when I can and printing out pages now and then too.


  1. You are evil for posting this. So much to do at this time of year, but I just want to get lost in the site!

  2. Amazing!! What a brilliant website! i'll lose days poring through it. Thank you!


  3. katie, what a fantastic project/link! I can't wait to spend some more time looking it over!



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