Students and teachers are finding the articles on this website helpful when researching culinary arts projects and when writing classroom essays and formal reports on historical recipes and cooking methods.
The Navigation Menu above (below on mobile) lists a variety of vintage recipe pages, often with historical or nostalgic background notes you'll find helpful when researching class projects.
Whether you're researching the history of family recipes, the origin of a popular dessert, or celebrity chefs in history; or you simply need Dessert Finder to find a vintage recipe for cooking show and tell, it's all here.
For instance, there are authentic Renaissance Desserts from the collection of England's Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-1669).
The Glossary of Renaissance Cooking defines historical cooking terms, and the History of Sugar reveals that recipes in Medieval Britain called for greater quantities of imported sugar than most people realize.
Also, the collection of nineteenth-century Kitchen and Cooking Tips can add interest and flavor to your culinary reports.
In addition, you can instantly download a FREE PDF recipe book of old fashioned recipes simply by subscribing to my newsletter.
You'll also find additional project resources listed below.
Several students have written and asked how to properly cite the recipe pages and articles in a bibliography. So, to make it easier for aspiring authors, here's how to cite a website article using the popular MLA style guide:
Author's Last Name, First Name. "Page Title." Website Title. Publisher, Publication Date. Medium. Date Accessed.
For example, here's how you would cite the article on this page using today's date:
I hope you find the information on this website helpful, and I wish you every success with your culinary arts project.
Throughout the pages of this site, you'll discover historical articles that are both educational and FUN for all including the following resources.
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