Open hearth and historic cooking

This historic cooking web page contains links to sites on the Internet that pertain to hearth, stove and other pre WWI forms of cooking. Included are over 200 e-text historic cookbooks and 300 museums with cooking demonstrations. I will continue to add sites to the links and new topics. All the photographs (and "wallpapers") were taken by me unless otherwise stated. THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS NOW LISTED UNDER "MONTHLY TOPICS". Please contact me, [e-mail at bottom of this page] with any additions or corrections.... Pat Reber

Visiting Museums

Demonstrations - Hearth, wood stove and bake oven demonstrations at museums
Classes - Open hearth cooking classes at museums


Historic cookbooks online
Historic cooking Glossaries, Timelines, and Measurement conversion charts
Historic Probate Inventories online
Culinary Associations & Library collections


Historic recipes online
Wartime rations and homefront rationing, victory gardens
Beverages: Cocoa, Beer, Lemonade

Monthly topics

Recipe of the Month - Holiday Fare - Twelfth Night - New Orleans King Cake or Twelfth Night Cake
Picture of the Month - Hermann-Grima House. New Orleans
Calendar of events - January

Cooking implements

Beehive ovens
Squirrel-tail bake ovens
Cookstoves, Wood cookstoves, Closed cast iron ranges
Kitchen Ranges or Range Cookers
Smoke jacks, clockwork jacks, steam jacks; spits
Stew stoves, stew pot ranges, stew holes, set kettle sites
Fireless Cookers
Rumford Kitchens: roaster, fireplace, range, stove

Related to historic cooking

Care and preservation of kitchenware
Historic cooking clip-art, photos, images
Grist Mills which are still operating

Kathleen Moak and Drew Reber at the working beehive oven in Bulloch Hall, Teddy Roosevelt's mother's house


©2000-2006 Patricia Bixler Reber