Links to sites I mention frequently, or I just really like. I don’t have any relationship with any of these folks. They don’t pay me, I don’t get any special deals from them.

Websites, Periodicals, etc.

  • Eaten, the Food History Magazine – A magazine dedicated to the cooking of the past.

Other Food Blogs

  • Bready or Not – Beth Cato is a talented author, as well as a baker. Visit for the churro waffles, stay for the snickerdoodle cheesecake bars. And while they’re baking, pick up one of her books.
  • Let hem boyle – A blog on medieval cooking by a reenactor in Finland. Highly recommended.


  • Townsends – Many videos of cooking recipes based on 18th C and very early 19th C recipes. 
  • English Heritage – The 19th Century cooking videos with Mrs. Crocomb are by far my favorite, but all of their videos are fascinating.
  • Bernadette Banner – Other than a little crossover with Mrs. Crocomb from English Heritage, no cooking. But! If you have any interest in historic clothing or costuming, a great channel.

Food Sources

In no particular order, but companies I purchase from.

  • Penzey’s Spices – One of long-time go-tos for ingredients. They carry all but the most obscure spices, at good prices, and at quality you will never find in those supermarket bottles and cans.
  • My Spice Sage – Another great source for high quality spices, as well as things like dried mushrooms. They have some of the more obscure spices, like long pepper and grains of paradise.
  • Hayden Flour Mills – Source for heritage grains, including Sonora White wheat and flour, common the the US Southwest up until the early 20th Century.
  • Carolina Plantation Rice – Heritage rice, beans and stone ground cornmeal and grits.
  • Arbuckle Coffee – “The coffee that won the West.” While not the same company as back in the 19th century, the current company has re-established the brand based on the traditions of the original Arbuckle brothers.
  • Rancho Gordo – Heritage beans, grains, etc. Primarily Southwestern Americas, but also cassoulet beans and others.
  • New England Cheese Making Supply Co. – Equipment and cultures for making cheese, butter, yogurt, etc.

Cooking Gear, Reenactment Supplies

  • Townsends – 18th Century reproduction camp gear, kitchen equipment, cookbooks, clothing, etc. Plus some food items. Mushroom Ketchup!