Feeding America: the Historic American Cookbook Project

Chocolate and cocoa recipes
Chocolate and cocoa recipes
La cuisine creole : a collection of culinary recipes from leading chefs and noted Creole housewives, who have made New Orleans famous for its cuisine
La cuisine creole : a collection of culinary re...
Science in the kitchen : a scientific treatise on food substances and their dietetic properties, together with a practical explanation of the principles of healthful cookery, and a large number of original, palatable, and wholesome recipes
Science in the kitchen : a scientific treatise ...
The Mary Frances cook book : or, Adventures among the kitchen people
The Mary Frances cook book : or, Adventures amo...
The good housekeeping woman's home cook book
The good housekeeping woman's home cook book
The neighborhood cook book
The neighborhood cook book

Feeding America is an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The digital archive includes 76 cookbooks from the MSU Libraries' collection as well as searchable full-text transcriptions.

The aim of the online collection is to highlight an important part of America's cultural heritage for teachers, students, researchers investigating American social history, professional chefs, and lifelong learners of all ages.

Content warning: language and content in resource descriptions and collections may be biased, harmful, and oppressive due to the historical nature of the content.

About the Collection

In addition to cookbooks, the original Feeding America site features images of antique cooking implements from the collections of the MSU Museum.

Browse the Feeding America collection by title or date published.

Feeding America was made possible with funds from a 2001 IMLS National Leadership Grant. The project began September 1, 2001 and was completed on August 31, 2003.