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Resources for Studying the History of Jamestown and Food in Virginia
Compiled by Cynthia D. Bertelsen, 2009

Print resources important for the study of food and cooking in Jamestown and Virginia

Austin, Thomas, ed. Two Fifteenth Century Cookery Books. Krauss Reprint, 1985.

Booth, Sally Smith. Hung, Strung and Potted: A History of Eating Habits in Colonial America. 1971.

Carson, Jane. Colonial Virginia Cookery. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg, c. 1968.

Carter, Susannah. The Frugal Housewife. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday & Co,., 1976).

Cederberg, Herbert Renando. An Economic Analysis of English Settlement in North America, 1583-1635. New York : Arno Press, 1977.

The Complete Cooks Guide. London, l683.

Cooking at Jamestown Settlement: A Living History Museum Administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Recreating America’s First Permanent English Settlement. Williamsburg, Va.: Williamsburg Pub. Co. 1990 (?).

Crump, Nancy Carter. Hearthside Cooking: An Introduction to Virginia Plantation Cuisine Including Bills of Fare, Tools and Techniques, and Original recipes with Adaptations for Modern Fireplaces and Kitchens. 1986.

Dawson, Thomas. The Good Housewife's Jewel.1596. (Available in reprint)

Fettiplace, Lady Elinor. Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book.1604. (Available in reprint)

Fowler, Damon Lee. Dining at Monticello. 2005.

Glasse, Hannah. The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy. 1717. (Available in reprint)

Grieve, Mrs. M., A Modern Herbal, 1931.

Hale, Edward Wright, ed. Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony, The First Decade: 1607-1617. 1998.

Harbury, Katharine E. Colonial Virginia’s Cooking Dynasty. 2004.

Hess, Karen, ed. Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats. 1749. (1995 reprint edition available)

Horn, James. A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America. 2005.

Kimball, Marie. The Martha Washington Cook Book. 2004. (Based on 1749 original)

_____. Thomas Jefferson’s Cook Book. 1976.

Mansur, Caroline E. The Virginia Hostess, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century. Volume I. 1960.

Markham, Gervase. The English Housewife. London, 1615.

May, Robert. The Accomplisht Cook, Or, the Art and Mystery of Cookery. London, 1685.

McConnaughey, Gibson Jefferson. Two Centuries of Virginia Cooking: The Haw Branch Plantation Cookbook. 1977.

Meyer, Leland Richard. "Fireplace Cookery" pp. 325-42, in: Henry J. Kauffman, The American Fireplace: Chimneys, Mantlepieces, Fireplaces and Accessories. 1972.

Montagne, Letitia. The Housewife. London, 1781.

Noël Hume, Audrey. Food. Archaeological Series/No. 9. 1978.

Norman, Barbara. Tales of the Table: A History of American Cuisine. 1972.

Nott, John. The Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary. London, 1733.

O’Hara-May, Jane. Elizabethan Dyetary of Health. Corondo Press.

Peachey, Stuart. The Gourmet's Guide 1580-1660. (English food)

Pegge, The Rev. Samuel. The Forme of Cury. Printed for the Society of London Antiquaries by John Nichols, 1780.

Phipps, Frances. Colonial Kitchens, Their Furnishings and the Gardens. 1972.

Price, Rebecca. The Compleat Cook, or the Secrets of a Seventeenth Century Housewife, compiled and introduced by Madeleine Masson. London, 1671. (1974 reprint available)

The Queen's Closet Opened: Being Incomparable Secrets in Physick, Chyrurgery, Preserving and Candying. London, 1671.

Rabisha, William. The Whole Body of Cookery Dissected. London, 1673.

Randolph, Mary. The Virginia Housewife, or, Methodical Cook. 1860. (Available in reprint)

Schmit, Patricia Brady. Nelly Custis Lewis’s Housekeeping Book. 1982. (Concerns late 18th and early 19th century cooking)

Simmons, Amelia. American Cookery. 1796. (Various reprints available)

Simpson, Doris and Suzanne Goldenson. Open-Hearth Cooking. 1982.

Silitch, Clarissa M., ed. Old Farmer’s Almanac Colonial Cookbook.1982.

Tyler, Payne Bouknight, et al. The James River Plantations Cookbook. 1980.

Wason, Betty. Heritage Cooking: Holiday Time in the Jamestown Colony. Blue Springs, Missouri : Blue Springs Dairy. 19--.

Williamson, CiCi. The Best of Virginia Farms, Cookbook & Tour Book, Recipes, People, Places. 2003.

Wilson, C. Anne. Food and Drink in Britain from the Stone Age to Recent Times. 1984.

Wright, Louis B. The Cultural Life of the American Colonies, 1607-1763. 1957.

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