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A Chaucerian Cookery
An examination of the foods found in the writings of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Included is A Chaucerian Feast, which contains recipes and instructions for presenting a feast based on Chaucer.

A More Recent History of the Ice Cream Cone
IceCreamJunkies.Com is a website with news on the latest history of the ice cream cone, as well as old-fashioned recipes and trivia on the dessert.

Agropolis Museum
A science center dealing with topics such as food, nutrition, agriculture, with a historical approach on a worldwide scale.

Cindy Renfrow
Author of transcription/redaction of several fifteenth century European cookbooks. Food links.

Culinary Events Calendar
A calendar of food-related historical events, anniversaries and discoveries. Overview of the month and day by day listings.

Did You Bring Bottles?
A tour of American supermarket history and architecture from the 1920s through today. Historical photographs, maps, area histories.

Food History Jottings
Blog of a historian of (mainly British and Italian) food culture, written by a professional chef and confectioner. Excellent historical images.

Food History News
A Web site for the quarterly publication Food History News, a newsletter dedicated to the history of food in North America (and occasionally elsewhere).

Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
The official journal of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS).

Glossary : Prospect Books
An exhaustive glossary of cookery terminology from transcripts of English cookery texts of the17th and 18th centuries.

Ken Albala's Food Rant
A food historian's blog in which he comments on and tries recipes, old and new, from across the globe.

LacusCurtius • Apicius — De Re Coquinaria
An excellent, annotated English translation of the classic Roman cookbook "De Re Coquinaria," attributed to Apicius.

Leite's Culinaria, Inc: Dining Through the Decades
A detailed recap of the food, trends and chefs of the 20th century. Recipes included.

Lunch Hour NYC | The New York Public Library
An exhibition at the NY Public Library all about the history of the fast-paced NY lunch.

Medieval Cookery
Recipes, information, and notes about cooking in medieval Europe.

Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage
Articles, recipes, and summaries of books about Renaissance and Medieval cooking.

Not by Bread Alone: America's Culinary Heritage
An exhibit from the Cornell University Library. Includes information on early cookery books, food nutrition and science, kitchen technology, and food processing.

A short history of the potato with recipes, cultivation instructions, safety notes, a wine recipe, links and a bulletin board

Rachel Laudan
A food historian's commentary on current culinary events and their historical significance.

Sushi History
Chronology, origin and genealogy of sushi in Japan are concisely overviewed by a table and chart.

Symbolism of the Pineapple
A brief history of how the pineapple has served as both a food and a symbol throughout the human history of the Americas.

The 10 Greatest Hits in American Fast Food History | Photo Gallery
Images and short histories of Americans’ ten favorite fast foods.

The Burgoo Page
Burgoo history and information. What is it? Where to get it? Who eats it?

The English Breakfast Society
Dedicated to the history and heritage of the traditional English breakfast.

The Food Museum
Educational museum about everyone's favorite subject, food. All about potatoes, rice, figs. Programs and curriculum for schools.

The Gallery of Regrettable Food
Humorous articles satirizing cookbooks and food ads from the '30s through the '60s, including Meat! Meat! Meat! and The Unbearable Sadness of Vegetables.

The Potato Museum
The online site for the non-profit Potato Museum celebrates the potato and provides information for educators.

The Stewpot Period Culinary Guild
An unofficial guild dedicated to the practice and promotion of pre-seventeenth century cookery in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Tips on Tables
Vintage reviews of famous nightclubs and restaurants, mostly from the New York City area, viewed here for the first time since they were published in the 1940s and 50s.

University of Houston Digital Library: 1850-1860's Hotel and Restaurant Menu Collection images
Digitized menus from the mid-1800s.

When did it Happen?
Restaurant franchise timeline from 1916 to 1999, compiled by Dacy Nottingham. Includes links to franchise sites.
Food history publications by Patricia B. Mitchell. Documented anecdotal and written American traditions: colonial, Victorian, Civil War, ethnic, and Southern regional.

liquor is quicker
A food scientist's blog about the history of drink (and drinks) in America.