If you love books, vintage, and recipes as much as I do I know you will find this exciting! Michigan State University has been scanning in old cookbooks from the 1800′s and early 1900′s and you can download them for free! It is part of the Feeding American project, and these books can be downloaded in Canada as well They are in PDF format, and some may take longer than others to load, so you may need to be patient.
“The Feeding America project has created an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The digital archive includes page images of 76 cookbooks from the MSU Library’s collection as well as searchable full-text transcriptions. This site also features a glossary of cookery terms and multidimensional images of antique cooking implements from the collections of the MSU Museum. ”
Simply click the link below to browse the collection of free antique e-cookbooks. Some of my favourites include Buckeye cookery and practical housekeeping (1877), Breakfast, Luncheon and Tea (1875) and Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes (1909). If you like this post we would love to hear what your favourite cookbook from this site is!