Ethnic foods history in America - Books

This is one of the handouts I compiled for the Ethnic foods month long course which I taught at OASIS
Montgomery County, Maryland.

Books online - Ethinic influences cookbooks at "Feeding America"

General Books
Foods of the Foreign-Born in Relation to Health. Bertha M. Wood. Boston: 1922
[Mexican, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, Poles, Armenians, Syrians, Turks, Greeks and Jews]
With A Saucepan Over The Sea… from Foreign Countries. Adelaide Keen 1902 [23 countries]
Mrs. Rorer's New Cook Book. Sarah Rorer 1902 [Jewish, Spanish, Creole, Hawaiian, Japanese Tea]
We are What we Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans. Donna Gabaccia. Harvard Press, 1998
The World on a Plate: A Tour through the History of America's Ethnic Cuisine. Joel Denker 2003/2007
Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, & Jewish [Eastern Europe] Hasia R Diner 2001
The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion: Understanding the Cuisines of the World. Eve Zibart. 2001
Time Life series multi volumes Foods of the World. 1980s

Native American
Zuni Breadstuff. Frank Cushing. NY: 1920 American
Indian Corn. Charles Murphy. Edinburgh: 1890
The Story of Corn. Betty Fussell 1992

The Times Cook Book…by California Women…Recipe Contests in the LA Times. 1905
America's First Cuisines by Sophie D. Coe 1994
The True History of Chocolate. 1985, 2007
The Art of Mexican Cooking by Diana Kennedy. 1989
The Tex-Mex Cookbook, a History in recipes and photos. Robb Walsh 2004

English/ Scottish/ Irish/ Welsh
The Art of Cookery. Hannah Glasse London: 1747-1843 many changes. Alexandria, Williamsburg
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. David Fischer. 1989
The Practice of Cookery by Mrs. Dalgairns. [Scotland] 1830
A Taste of Scotland: Scottish traditional food. Theodora FitzGibbon. Period photos
A Little History of Irish Food Regina Sexton 1998/2007
Good Cookery ... Welsh Hermit... by Lady Llanover. London: 1867
Traditional Food from Wales. by Bobby Freeman. Hippocrene Books. 1997

African American
The House Servant's Directory… Robert Roberts NY: 1827
What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking…Abby Fisher. San Fran: 1881
From Captivity to Fame [George Washington Carver & his recipes] Raleigh Merritt Boston: 1929
Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa's gifts to New World cooking. Jessica Harris 1989
Building Houses out of Chicken Legs. Psyche A. Williams-Forson 2006
African Cooking and Food Bibliography. Gherkins & Tomatoes blog
Bibliography of European Colonial-Era Cookbooks (19th – 20th Cen. generally India & Africa) Gherkins & Tomatoes

Henriette Davidis' Practical Cook Book, comp. for the United States from the Thirty-fifth German ed. Henriette Davidis Milwaukee: 1897

Pennsylvania Dutch/Quaker
Domestic Cookery… Elizabeth E. Lea. Baltimore: 1851
Mary at the Farm…her visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans." Edith M. Thomas. Norristown: 1915
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking. William Woys Weaver. 1993
Country Scrapple William Woys Weaver 2003
Sauerkraut Yankees: Pa Dutch Foods…. William Woys Weaver. 2002

The Jewish Manual. Lady Judith Cohen Montefiore. London: 1846 first in English
Jewish Cookery Book. by Mrs. Esther Levy. Phila: 1871 Kasruth laws [reprinted Dover bks 2004]
"Aunt Babette's" Cook Book: Foreign and domestic… Cincinnati: c1889 [Reform Movement]
The International Jewish Cook Book: 1600 Recipes According To The Jewish Dietary Laws With The Rules For Kashering: The Favorite Recipes Of America, Austria, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Roumania, Ect., Ect. Florence Kreisler Greenbaum. NY: 1919.
Jewish Cooking in America. Joan Nathan. 1994
Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, & Jewish [Eastern Europe] Hasia R Diner 2001

Domestic French Cookery by Louis-Eustache Audot [translated by] Eliza Leslie 1832
La Cuisine Francaise. French Cooking … Adapted to Am. Requirements. Francois Tanty. Chicago 1893
The Epicurean…with Bills of Fare of Delmonico's [1862 to 1894] Charles Ranhofer NY 1894
Mrs. Seely's Cook Book: A Manual of French and American Cookery... Lida Seely 1902
Acquired Taste: The French Origins of Modern Cooking ... T. Sarah Peterson
Savoring the Past: The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789 Barbara Wheaton 1996

La Cuisine Creole… from Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives, who have made New Orleans famous… by Lafcadio Hearn. New Orleans: 1885
Cooking in Old Creole Days. By Celestine Eustis. NY: 1904

Simple Italian Cookery. Antonia Isola. NY: 1912
The Italian Cook Book. Maria Gentile NY: 1919
Pasta: the story of a universal food. 2002
Delizia!: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food. John Dickie, 2008

Bibliography of pre 1960 Italian cookery books

Scandinavian/Dutch/Eastern European/Russian
Fullständigaste Svensk-Amerikansk Kokbok = Swedish English Cookbook. Chicago: 1897
The Sensible Cook Peter Rose. Foods of the Hudson
A Gift to Young Housewives by Elena Molokhovets [reprinted with info as Classic Russian Cooking]
The Polish Country Kitchen Cookbook. Sophie Knab. NY: 2002

A Description of some Chinese Vegetable Food Materials… Walter Blasdale. USDofAg: 1899
The Oriental Cook Book: A Guide to Marketing and Cooking, in English and Chinese. Maria Parloa. 1905
Chinese and English Cook Book: Hua Ying Tzu Chu Shu. Chong Jan & Co. San Fran: 1913
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food. Jennifer 8. Lee, 2008
China to Chinatown: Chinese Food in the West. J. A. G. Roberts 2002
Chinese Cookbook Collection. Stony Brook University

Chinese-Japanese Cook Book. by Sara Bosse, Onoto Watanna. 1914
The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket. By Trevor Corson. 2007
The History and Culture of Japanese Food by Naomichi Ishige 2001

Middle Eastern, India, Arab
The Oriental Cook Book…Adapted To American Tastes And Methods Of Preparation, by Ardashes H. Keoleian. NY: 1913. [actually Middle East - Balkans to Persia, Arabia and Egypt to the Caucasus]
Bibliography of European Colonial-Era Cookbooks (19th – 20th Cen. generally India & Africa) Gherkins & Tomatoes
Arab Cooking Bibliography. Gherkins & Tomatoes blog

©2009 Patricia Bixler Reber