Student History Projects

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Articles on historical cooking methods and authentic recipes of interest to students, parents, and teachers can be found on this website. The information is helpful for student history projects and when researching topics for classroom essays and formal reports.

Ideas for Student History Projects

Mother and Son BakingMother and Son Baking Grandma's Homemade Cookies
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The Navigation Menu above (below on mobile) lists a variety of vintage recipe pages with background notes of a nostalgic or historical nature. They will prove helpful when researching class assignments.

You'll also find authentic recipes for Renaissance Desserts taken from the collection of England's Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-1669).

The Glossary of Renaissance Cooking features a list of historical cooking terms, and the History of Sugar reveals that the use of sugar in cooking was much earlier and more common in Britain than most people realize.

The Kitchen and Cooking Tips from bygone days can add interest and flavor to your reports.

In addition, you can instantly download a FREE PDF recipe book of old fashioned handwritten recipes simply by subscribing to my newsletter.

You'll also find additional resources listed below.

How to Cite a Webpage

Young Student with LaptopStudent Researching Vintage Recipes
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Some 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 an article on this website using the popular MLA style guide:

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Page Title." Website Title. Publisher, Publication Date. Medium. Date Accessed.

  • The "Author's Name" is the creator or author of the webpage, written last name first.

  • The "Page Title" is usually found at the top of the webpage, and it should be placed within quotation marks, with a period placed before the last quotation mark.

  • The "Website Title" is the domain name, which is italicized, followed by a period.

  • The "Publisher" is found listed in the copyright notice in the page's footer.

  • The "Publication Date" is often not available, so substitute "n.d." instead.

  • The "Medium" is the Web.

  • The "Date Accessed" is the date which YOU accessed the website, and it's written using the international format of "day month year" using a three-letter abbreviation for the month, followed by a closing period.

For example, here's how you would cite this page on today's date:

Bell, Don. "Student History Projects." Don Bell, n.d. Web.

I hope you find the historical recipe information on this website helpful. I wish you all the best with your student history project.

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