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Historical American Recipes

In this collection, you’ll find Historical American Recipes connected to prominent historical figures and important eras of American History. At ToriAvey.com we love food history and exploring the food of our ancestors is fascinating, and even better if we can taste some of the food they might have eaten! Food is even better when it comes with a story.

Some of the historical American recipes you’ll find here are posted as they were originally written, while others have been updated to reflect ingredients and cooking methods we are more familiar with in today’s kitchens.

Explore recipes from Thomas Jefferson’s time at Monticello, Martha Washington, Rosa Parks, Sarah Josepha Hale (known to some as the Mother of American Thanksgiving), Abraham Lincoln, Elvis, and more.