Looking for resources for learning more about your ancestor's food history and how to incorporate some of that into your family history? Here's some resources:
NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections): http://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/index.htm
Libraries in the United States: http://www.librarysites.info/
Axford, Lavonne B. English Language Cookbooks, 1600-1973. Detroit: Gale Research Co, 1976.
Cook, Margaret. America's Charitable Cooks: A Bibliography of Fund-Raising Cook Books Published in the United States (1861-1915). Kent, Ohio, 1971.
Driver, Elizabeth. Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949. Toronto Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 2008.
Driver, Elizabeth. A Bibliography of Cookery Books Published in Britain, 1875-1914. London, England: Prospect Books, 1989.
Lincoln, Waldo. Bibliography of American Cookery Books, 1742-1860. Worcester, Mass: The Society, 1929.
American Regional Food History
Battaile, Connie. An Annotated Bibliography and Index of Books and Pamphlets About the Fruits, Vegetables and Seaweeds of Hawaii , 1975.
Fisher, Carol, and John C. Fisher. Pot Roast, Politics, and Ants in the Pantry: Missouri's Cookbook Heritage. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008.
Gourley, James E. Regional American Cookery, 1884-1934: A List of Works on the Subject. New York: The New York public library, 1936
Kurlansky, Mark. The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food : Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal, Regional, and Traditional : from the Lost WPA Files. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.
Stoner, Joan. California Cookbooks: An Annotated Chronological Bibliography. Sacramento, Calif: California State Library, 1982
Wheaton, Barbara K, and Patricia M. Kelly. Bibliography of Culinary History: Food Resources in Eastern Massachusetts. Boston, Mass: G.K. Hall, 1987.
Willard, Pat. America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA : the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food. New York: Bloomsbury, 2008.
Ziegelman, Jane. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement. New York: Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, 2010.
May-Levenick, Denise S. How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia & Genealogy Records. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2012.
Taylor, Maureen A. Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2001.
Writings About Food and Family
Berzok, Linda M. Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell Us About Who We Are and Where We've Been. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger, 2011.
Philibert-Ortega, Gena. From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2012.
Schenone, Laura. The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family. New York: Norton & Co, 2008.
Creating Scrapbooks and Cookbooks
Higgins, Becky. Family History Scrapbooking. Escondido, Calif: Primedia, 2006.
Taylor, Maureen A. Scrapbooking Your Family History. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2003.
Wolfe, J K. You Can Write a Cookbook. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2000.