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HathiTrust: Food Studies

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HathiTrust is a growing digital library with materials contributed by major academic and research institutions, primarily in the United States, but also from libraries around the world. The project is part of Google's mass digitization efforts, which began in the early 2000s. The Food Studies Collection is comprised of over 800 items on topics such as cooking, gastronomy, and food production. The collection contains items of importance in food history, including early cookbooks such as Lydia Maria Child's "The American frugal housewife," and Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell's "A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy, And Adapted to the Use of Private Families," both of which can be viewed in several editions, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The full text of most items is searchable, so readers can navigate by ingredient and discover unusual recipes, such as the Oyster and Orange Salad in "365 Orange Recipes: an Orange Recipe for Every Day In the Year" by Mrs. J.L. Lane, 1909.
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2019-07-19
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