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You Can Now Access Thousands of Rare, Vintage Cookbooks Online

You Can Now Access Thousands of Rare, Vintage Cookbooks Online

If you’re looking for a little adventure in your kitchen, or are into cooking vintage recipes for fun, you’re in luck – there are over 10,000 old cookbooks online, and the recipes are all free. You can learn a lot about humans and their history by reading through recipes from the past. There are whole cookbooks dedicated to feeding bachelors that contain recipes like Queen Victoria’s Toasted Cheese (it includes alcohol! Though the cookbooks were American, you can definitely see the lines of immigration in many of the recipes – the first American cookbook, American Cookery (published in 1796), contained many English recipes that would have been familiar to colonists as fare from home. And hey, if you do try some of these and end up finding a gem?

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