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POTTED MEAT MUSEUM. There’s a whole lot of potted meat out there.

ENGLAND’S TUDOR PERIOD lasted from 1485 to 1603, fascinating topics: banquets, preservation, manners, utensils, foods.

THE CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE:  Promoting economic justice for family-scale farming.

PRETZEL MUSEUM, there is one.

FOOD & AGRICULTURE Museum of the world.

WISCONSIN COOKS: Official site for the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin.

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY Culinary Archives and Museum
is a handy New England destination.

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL, interesting memorabilia in New Orleans.

THE FOOD MUSEUM ONLINE, CHINESE NEW YEAR FOODS, foods of the Chinese New Year,

FOOD TIMELINE’S CHRISTMAS FOOD, read about holiday history.

ASIAN FOOD TIMELINE a valuable source for Asian food history everywhere,

CULINARY HERITAGE, welcome to the European Network of Regional Culinary Heritage,

OLD FASHIONED LIVING, find an old fashioned kitchen and more.

WACKY ARCHIVLES OF MOST EXPENSIVE FOODS, look for the bizzare and the new.

THE HISTORY OF THE BURNETT COMPANY and old advertisements.

UNCLE PHAEDRUS, CONSULTING DETECTIVE, finder of lost recipes.

FAMILY COOKBOOK PROJECT, favorite and family recipes.

THE NEW DEPRESSION COOKBOOK, also photos of the era.

HANTTULA MUSEUM OF FOOD ANOMALIES some wacky displays.

SNOPES COKELORE, Coca Cola in history.

FOODISTA – “The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit”

CHOWHOUND’S FOOD MUSEUM PAGE, even more museums.
NEOLITHIC NOODLES, find 4,000 year-old noodles.

VINTAGE TEAROOMS:  this site is devoted to rooms from across the
country.

DEPRESSION ERA EATING:  They still cooked well then.

EARLY FOOD ADVERTISING:  Thanks to the folks at Duke University,

THE VIRTUAL ABSINTHE MUSEUM

SQUIRREL-TAIL OVENS:  What are they?

NUT CRACKER MUSEUM in Leavenworth, WA.

ANCIENT RECIPES, complete with olde tyme pix.

NEW YORK FOOD MUSEUM, candymakers, oyster barge rescue project, pushcards, more.

DELTA BLUES’ CRACKLINS, history, recipes and more.

ANCIENT OLIVE TREES, their history and planting information.

FOOD TOPICS, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM. Find reproductions of great food paintings, ancient food serving pieces and more

THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM ON LUNCH BOXES. Follow their evolution
from a collection of lunch pails thru brightly-painted boxes.

OLD COOKBOOKS – enjoy them.

DIG MODERN VINTAGE COOKBOOKS find vintage and rare books

NOBEL PRIZE MENUS:  Check each menu back to the year 1901.

WORLD FOOD HABIT BIBLIOGRAPHY – very interesting.

UCLA MEDICINAL SPICES EXHIBIT, sources of spices for medicinal and culinary purposes.

THE SUGAR MUSEUM sugar sculpture.

FOOD HISTORY MUSEUM DIRECTORIES of Food and Beverage.

CULINARY HISTORIANS OF NEW YORK have a rich site.It’s possible to enjoy membership, even if you don’t live there.

SERVE IT FORTH! This is a Periodical Forum for  Historical Cooks.  Find old recipes and reviews of great food history books.

VICTORIAN KITCHEN & TABLE TOOLS.  Each picture links to more exhibits.

THE BRITANNIA RECIPE BIN also has a section on  major holiday recipes.

FOOD RATIONING, WORLD WAR II:  Take a look at what people “Did without.”

HISTORY OF FOOD AND SNACKS:  This site’s about some of our favorites: Bubble Gum,
Jell-o, and more.

FASCINATING, ANCIENT FISH. This site reads almost like a very olde book of  Animal adventure tales.

FOOD MUSEUM IN FRANCE. Learn history of agriculture and farming.

NEW YORK MUSEUM CAFE. Remember the Automat?

HISTORIC FOOD:  Take a few minutes with this one.

CAVIAR! Find not only caviar but Foie Gras, Truffles, Voss Water, Chocolates and Sweets.

FOODWAYS GROUP OF AUISTIN, TEXAS:  They explore the anthropology of different cultures and their foods.

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM’S Main Street Projects.

HONEY WINE. What is Mead? Here’s hotlinks to Mead.

AMERICAN FOLK PRESENTS “The Biscuits & Gravy Quarterly.” As the name implies, it’s a very colorful site.

FOREIGN GROCERIES MUSEUM. From Crunky Japanese chocolate candy to Hot Squid Rings from Malaysia.

SERIOUS BOOKS FOR SERIOUS COOKS, The Heritage Press is a great place to find out-of-print food books.

THOMAS JEFFERSON INSTITUTE always something good.

SALTWATER FOODWAYS. OLD TIME CANDY: From Sandy Oliver, Food History news.

ROMAN FOOD, a very interesting time.

MAIN STREET MUSEUM celebrates small towns in mid America.

ERAS OF ELEGANCE:  From Ancient to Edwardian, Medieval to Victorian.

HEIRLOOM SEEDS – Find helpful information and specifics on vegetables, flower and Herb seeds.

FOOD HISTORY TIMELINE is a goldmine of individual food studies.

SPICE HISTORY, plus a Spice Library, Recipe Center, Definitions
and a Glossary.

25-YEAR-OLD FOODS. See Weight Watcher’s recipe cards from 1974.

PICKLE HISTORY. Trace it from 2030 BC.

COOKBOOK COLLECTORS EXCHANGE. Curious

ROMAN DISHES Is a collection of recipes with a useful glossary.

ESCOFFIER ON LINE — Get a good understanding on what he stood for and how his followers support food professionals.

FOOD HISTORY NEWS site Is a rich source for food reference material.

TITANIC MENU, dinner the night they went down.

VERMONT COUNTRY STORE, find chowders, syrups, soups, mixes, candy, jams and condiments.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COOKING ESOTERICA, Unusual food words and their surprising connections, all in fun.

FRUGAL RECIPES FROM WARTIME BRITAIN. Some actual recipes.

RECIPES FROM WORLD WAR I. different from the above.

TOASTER MUSEUM for in-depth study on early toasters.

ANCIENT EGYPTIANS and their bread.

LEWIS & CLARK’S DIET — What did they eat? Find recipes, even lesson plans re:  their grub.

MUSEUM OF CULINARY HISTORY AND ALIMENTATION a growing site from the U.K.

OLDWAYS PRESEVERATION & EXCHANGE TRUST lot to learn.

JULIA CHILD at the SMITHSONIAN.

CARROT MUSEUM for carrots.

VINEGAR MUSEUM and the vinegar man.

MUSTARD MUSEUM, you guessed it, for mustard.

NOSTALGIA Museum of Beverage Containers & Advertising

MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE FOOD – a great source.

AN AMERICAN FEAST, fascinating information on food, dining and entertaining.

CULINARY HISTORY GROUPS AND LIBRARIES for serious foodies.

THE FORT is one of the most unusual restaurants in the world. International presidents have dined her!

HISTORY OF EATING UTENCILS – items for almost every food.

POTATO MUSEUM find potato trivia

MEDIEVAL KITCHEN CLIPART, obscure but interesting.

INTERNATIONAL DUTCH OVEN SOCIETY. Yes, there is one.

EARLY 14TH CENTURY RECIPES –  cooking is so different now.