We are an international group of scholars interested in the history of recipes, ranging from magical charms to veterinary remedies. Old recipes can tell us a lot about the past, such as how medicines were prepared, when certain foods became popular, or why ingredients might be magical. Join us as we explore the weird and wonderful world of recipes!

Contact us?

  • E-mail: historicalrecipes[at]gmail.com
  • Twitter: @historecipes
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/therecipesproject



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  1. I love the idea and execution of this blog! I am an historian of medicine of Latin America and specialize in indigenous healing in the early modern Atlantic World. In particular, I work on native language, particularly Maya, and Spanish manuscript medical recipe books. If you are at all interested in adding Latin America to the mix, let’s talk!

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  3. My Canadian cookbook research took me recently to a 1741 handwritten manuscript containing various medicinal receipts and miracle cures (cancer, insanity etc). We’re preparing an online critical edition. So your blog and twitter feed came as a very welcome discovery. Looking forward to further dialogue, nc

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