Feeding America. The Historic American Cookbook Project

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

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"The Michigan State University Library and the MSU Museum have partnered to create an online collection of some of the most influential and important American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The goal of this project is to make these materials available to a wider audience. Digital images of the pages of each cookbook are available as well as full-text transcriptions and the ability to search within the books, across the collection, in order to find specific information." The online collection contains following historic Jewish cookbooks:

1) "Aunt Babette's" Cook Book: Foreign and Domestic
Receipts for the Household: A Valuable Collection of Receipts and Hints for the Housewife, Many of Which Are Not to be Found Ellsewhere.
By: "Aunt Babette"

2) Foods of the Foreign-Born in Relation to Health. By: Bertha M. Wood

3) The International Jewish Cookbook: 1600 Recipes According To The Jewish Dietary Laws With The Rules For Kashering: The Favorite Recipes Of America, Austria, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Roumania, Ect., Ect. By: Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

4) Jennie June's American Cookery Book: Containing Upwards Of Twelve Hundred Choice And Carefully Tested Receipts; Embracing All The Popular Dishes, And The Best Results Of Modern Science...Also, A Chapter For Invalids, For Infants, One On Jewish Cookery.... By: Jane Cunningham Croly

5) Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery And Household Management. By: Juliet Corson

6) Mrs. Rorer's New Cook Book; a Manual of Housekeeping. By: Sarah Tyson Rorer

7) The Neighborhood Cook Book Compiled Under The Auspices Of The Portland Section In 1912, Council of Jewish Women. By: Council of Jewish Women

8) The Settlement Cook Book: Containing Many Recipes Used In Settlement Cooking Classes, The Milwaukee Public School Cooking Centers And Gathered From Various Other Reliable Sources / Compiled. By Mrs. Simon Kander By:Mrs. Simon Kander

Additional Information on the collection in general is provided on IST g66, Spring 2009 (class blog for SU's School of Information Studies' IST 677: Creating, Managing and Preserving Digital Assets)

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