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View Resource What's Cooking? Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian

In November 2001, after leaving her Massachusetts home of forty-two years and relocating to California, Julia Child -- the renowned cooking artist -- gave her kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center. Designed by her late husband in 1961, the kitchen has become somewhat of an icon after being viewed for seven years by millions of people on three public...

http://americanhistory.si.edu/kitchen/
View Resource Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project

The Michigan State University Library, in partnership with the MSU Museum, have created a fascinating look into American epicurean history with their online trove of influential 19th and early 20th century American cookbooks. Currently, the archive includes page images from 33 cookbooks, and when the project is completed in September 2003, the site will include page images and full-text...

http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/
View Resource The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

Drawing on the extensive collection of books and prints in the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections, the Edible Monument is an online exhibit that testifies to the human passion for food and its use in celebrations and rituals. The 75 items available for perusal here are divided into five main topical areas, such as Festivals, Banquets, Art of Decorative Desserts, and Street Festivals....

http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions...
View Resource Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project

The world of good cooking is one that many persons find relaxing, both in the act of creating great dishes and also enjoying them with family and friends. This online collection from the Michigan State University Libraries and the Michigan State University Museum pays homage to that tradition by presenting some of the most important and influential cookbooks from the late 18th to the early 20th...

http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/index.html
View Resource Virginia Tech: Special Collections' Digitized Manuscripts

Local history, cookery, and the American Civil War come to life within this fine site created by the Digital Libraries Collection department at Virginia Tech. The site contains thirteen digitized manuscripts which provide insights into various facets of the state's history and life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The documents are divided into four sections, including "American Civil War", "Local...

http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/
View Resource McIntosh Cookery Collection

If you think you know New England cookery, you might want to take a gander at the Beatrice McIntosh Cookery Collection website. Located at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the collection contains almost 7500 books, pamphlets, and ephemeral items related to this aspect of New England culture. Visitors to the site can search the entire collection, or browse through the "Subjects" area,...

http://scua.library.umass.edu/cookbooks/
View Resource Szathmary Culinary Manuscripts

The collection of cookbooks and other materials related to the culinary arts collected by Chef Louis Szathmary is quite a wonder. All told, the collection totals over 20,000 items and it is held by the University of Iowa Special Collections. This particular slice of these manuscripts includes over 100 items, including an English cookbook from 1650, an "American cookbook" from 1759, and a cookbook...

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http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cookbooks/