American Dishes of the Past

Are you looking for new recipes to cook while you’re sheltering in place? We’ve got a technical challenge that would make even the contestants on The Great British Baking Show quiver. Each week, enjoy a new, very old recipe from the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library’s Duane Family cookbook collection, an array of handwritten recipes that date back to 1840–1874. Read more about New-York Historical Society’s collection here.


Lemon Cake >>

Clove Cake >>

Chocolate Brownies >>

Jumbles >>

Almond Cake >>