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Cookbooks, Culinary Arts, Culinary History : Find Books, Media, & Recipes

Discover campus and community resources for celebrating and examining foodways through cookbooks and other food research and writing.

Search The Sifter

The Sifter: A Tool for Food History Research

Food historian and honorary curator for the Schlesinger Library culinary collection, Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, has realized a magnum opus in The Sifter. This publicly accessible finding aid to the contents of cookbooks and other texts of significance regarding food consumption and preparation is now available to search and contribute (much like Wikipedia and other wiki projects).

Search for Cookbooks

Search for cookbooks using the campus library catalog or alternatively by searching WisCat or WorldCat to find collections near to you.


Note: "Library-Licensed" resources require a visit to a subscribing library in order to use the resource.  Off-campus access to UW-Madison library-licensed databases is permitted to registered students, faculty and staff who may log in with their UW-Madison NetID and password.

Food Literature; Food Writing

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