I’m celebrating my interest in pioneer cooking and recipes this week. In addition to the 18th century recipe I’m posting each morning this week, I wanted to share some online resources I’ve discovered in my search for vintage cookbooks.
A few months ago, I began collecting vintage cookbooks, but very quickly found a slight problem, they are VERY EXPENSIVE. I turned to the internet to find online, ebook versions of these cookbooks. Many national libraries, and online search engines, such as Google Books, Archive.org and Project Gutenberg have gone to great lengths to scan these treasures into an ebook format for the masses to enjoy.
Below is a list of the five best free online libraries of vintage cookbooks. These resources typically have a range of cookbooks, from pre-1700’s, sometimes earlier to 20th century vintage or antique books. I hope you enjoy! I’ll be choosing one of the early books to cook from in the near future!
There you have it. These are the sites I turn to when searching for vintage recipes and cookbooks. If you have one you’d like to add, let me know. I hope you enjoy looking through these as much as I do.