Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
|Logo courtesy of Feeding America|
Now, I know what you're going to say. "Michelle, why the heck are you blogging in 2008 about something that was published in 2005? You're three years late for the prom." My answer is simple: "Because I was interested in it, and I thought you would be, too." ;-)
The advertisement was for an online collection of American cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century called Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project. Authors featured in the collection include William Andrus Alcott (father of Louisa May Alcott), Catherine Esther Beecher (sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (author of the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and editor of Godey's Lady's Book). For anyone curious about recipes of that era, I think this collection is a tremendously valuable resource, and I highly encourage you to check it out. Especially if you're like me and are only just now learning about the project's existence!
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