A collection of recipes and materials from primary sources dated 1742-1940.
Fried Pumpkin, 1882
Put those pie pumpkins to good use with this simple 19th-century side dish.
Traditional Dutch Oliebollen
This family recipe is made by deep-frying balls of plain yeast dough batter filled with apples and currants.
Spiced Fig Tarts (1390)
Tourteletes en Fryture is a medieval English recipe that would make a perfect dessert for your next Christmas party.
Christmas in the Middle Ages
The Christmas traditions, music and food of medieval Europe.
Expand your Holiday Repertoire with Four Vintage Cranberry Recipes (1919)
Featuring Eatmor Cranberry recipes for Cranberry jelly, sauce, cranberry butter and Pie.
Hallowe’en Pumpkin Pie (1919)
Celebrate Halloween with a dairy-free pumpkin pie from 1919.
New York Gingerbread, 1899
Today’s recipe is an interesting 19th century take on a classic: Gingerbread. Unlike most traditional gingerbread that is dense, dark, and heavy on ginger, this “New York” Gingerbread is soft and fluffy and has subtler flavors. When we think of gingerbread we tend to imagine little crunchy cookies shaped into little men for the Christmas…
BE MINE. Love, Esther Howland
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day existed long before Hallmark and holiday-themed jewelry ads. Valentine greetings were popular even before roses became the “flower of love” or kindergarteners crafted valentine boxes (arguably the best activity in all of K-12). Valentine’s Day goes back to ancient Rome and early Christianity but nobody seems to know exactly…