Prohibition, bootlegging, and “The Great Gatsby.” Learn about the 1920’s and try a vintage cocktail recipe from the flapper period.
Read about the history of Thanksgiving becoming an official holiday and a historical recipe for Pumpkin Pudding.
Learn about the life of Sarah Josepha Hale, the Mother of Thanksgiving in America, and try her historical recipe for Apple Pudding.
Learn a recipe from World War II, when war rationing prevented cooks from using normal everyday ingredients.
Learn to make one of Cary Grant’s favorite recipes for oven barbecued chicken.
Vintage recipe for Devil’s Food Cake Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting- a historical Halloween holiday dessert tradition.
Vintage recipe for Andersen’s Split Pea Soup from Andersen’s Restaurant in Buellton, California.
Learn what Union Soldiers ate during the Civil War, and try a historical recipe for Commissary Beef Stew from Captain James M. Sanderson.
History of the Peach Melba, created by chef Auguste Escoffier and inspired by opera star Nellie Melba.
The culinary history and food of Hearst Castle, the William Randolph Hearst estate and Hearst’s recipe for Welsh Rarebit.
Easy southern fried green tomatoes from Fannie Flagg’s Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook with zesty dipping sauce.
Traditional Raspberry Cordial from the Anne of Green Gables book series by L.M. Montgomery.
A vintage recipe from “Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook” – a simple chocolate-filled angel food cake with nuts and chocolate shavings.
Learn about the food onboard Titanic, inspired by M. Escoffier, then try a historical Titanic recipe for Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce.
Learn a traditional Southern recipe from the Oscar nominated movie The Help – Cucumber Rye Tea Sandwiches.
Historical recipe from the City Tavern Cookbook. Asparagus dressed the French way- olive oil, red wine vinegar, hard cooked egg, capers, herbs.
Learn a colonial recipe from Thomas Jefferson’s family at Monticello for White Bean Soup. Vegetarian, healthy, delicious historical recipe.
Apple Bread Pudding with Cream Sauce from Mary Todd Lincoln’s favorite cookbook, Miss Leslie’s Complete Cookery. Simple baked dessert.
The history of Hershey Chocolate Company, Milton Hershey, and a recipe for soft cake-like cookies with vanilla buttercream frosting and chocolate kisses.
A delicious old-fashioned recipe for Molasses Cookies with coconut and oatmeal from Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House book series.
Learn to make Rosa Parks’ Featherlite Peanut Butter Pancakes with this vintage recipe and step-by-step photos.
Learn to make Emily Dickinson’s recipe for Coconut Cake from an antique recipe in Emily’s handwriting.