Online Cookbooks: Sources

Except for a few exceptions, most of the following resources include a large collection of links to digitized cookbooks or other materials.

18th-Century Cookbooks and Recipes

19th- & 20th- Century Cookbooks

Advertising Cookbooks from Duke University Collections

Beatrice McIntosh Collection (University of Massachusetts, some digitized recipes)

Canadian Cookbooks Online

Chest of Books

Community Cookbooks (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana)

Community Cookbooks (Iowa State)

Cookbook Finder (WorldCat, bibliographical database with indications if books are available online or in e-book form)

Cookbooks and Home Economics

Core Historical Literature Of Agriculture (Cornell)

Corpus of Culinary & Dietetic texts of Europe from the Middle Ages to 1800 (Thomas Gloning) 

Cuban Cookbook from 1857 (University of Miami)

Digital Book Index (historical cookbooks)

The Digital Librarian: Libraries, Archives, Digital Collections

Digitized Rare Books (Virginia Tech, mostly culinary)

Early English Books Online (subscription only for full-text)

Escoffier’s A Guide to Modern Cookery

Feeding America

Fons Grewe (site in Catalan, 5000 titles in all, University of Barcelona)

Gallica (from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France)

Gastronomy Books: From the Library of Congress

Gloning’s Bibliographical Notes on Cookery, Wine, Beer, Etc. (Geographical sections)

Google Books

HathiTrust Digital Library

HEARTH: Home Economics Archive Research Tradition History (Cornell)

Historic Cookbooks Online (most from Google Books)

Internet Archive (tremendous collection of old culinary and home economics texts)

Library of Congress Digitized Community Cookbooks (many from Internet Archive)

Manuscript Cookbooks Survey

Manuscripts and Cookery Books Medieval Europe

Medieval and Renaissance Food

Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine (William Carew Hazlitt)

Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania)

Online Cookbooks (medieval texts)

Online Culinary History Network

PALLM Collection (Florida University Libraries, cookbooks related to Florida cooking)

Professor Martha Carlin’s Site: Culinary Texts 

Project Gutenberg: Cookery Bookshelf

Savoring the Past: 18th and Early Nineteenth Century Cookbooks: Searchable and Free

Service Through Sponge Cake (community cookbooks from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Utah State University Digitized Cookbooks

Vintage Cookbooks

Wellcome Digitized Books Online

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