Food always provides a familiar comfort for people. As anyone who has attempted to get baking supplies over the last few weeks may know, people have been turning to cooking for some solace and perhaps just something to do in these unusual times. If you are looking for any historic recipes or information on a historic cookbook author or just something to read, this blog post is for you!
Several years ago, I discovered a cookbook by the author Henriette Davidis in the German Americana collection at the Archives and Rare Books Library. Initially I was just looking for a sample cookbook and Davidis’ cookbook had a nice cover which would work well visually for showing a class. As I began researching the author, though, I found that this cookbook and its author had an interesting story. Continue reading