The American History Cookbook by Mark Zanger covers a wide range of American history cookery from the pre-colonial to school lunches. Many of the recipes were selected from historical cookbooks with the intention to illuminate techniques used by the people of the time, and thus history. The book is arranged chronologically by time periods (50 Chapters in total) and each chapter opens with a brief historical background then gives a typical recipe of that period. The recipes include detailed instructions on how to prepare the dish authentically with instructions for substitutes for hard to find ingredients and difficult techniques.
The American History Cookbook is available as an eBook through Greenwood Digital Collection database. To access this resource go to the library homepage, select databases, then scroll down to Greenwood Digital Collection and choose your location (either on or off campus). Once you are in the database, click on “American History” subject heading to expand your options, then expand “American History (General)” and you’ll see The American History Cookbook.