How to Party Like a President: The Dinners Behind the Dinner Records of Thomas Jefferson
Natural History in Two Dimensions
The Search for the Cure
The Unbearable Taste: Early African American Foodways
Just Add Sparkling Grape Juice: Toasting and the Historical Imagination in the Early Republic Classroom
Recipe for a Culinary Archive: An Illustrated Essay
About That Recipe: Or, Revelation from Stuffed Waterfowl That Require Onions
Favorite Receipts: Fancy Dishes and Kitchen Commonplaces
What does barbecue tell us about race?
Whitman’s Good Life
Food History on the Web
Smoke on the Water
Slaughterhouse Rules: The Deregulation of Food Markets in Antebellum New York
Of Food and Space
African Foods and the Making of the Americas
All You Have to Do
From Cookery to Chemistry
Pigeons: And Their Cuisine
Unforgettable Fare: Nat Fuller’s Feast at the University of South Carolina
A Reflection on the Nat Fuller Feast, April 19th, 2015
Old School: Glenn Roberts restores Carolina grains
On Figs: Sweetness in the common landscape
Nat Fuller’s Feast
Welcome Speech: Chef Kevin Mitchell imagining the words of Chef Nat Fuller
Menu: Introduction to Special Issue on Food
Beyond Baked Beans
The Nat Fuller Feast: Together, in Harmony
Adding Food to Business History and Urban History
The Roots of Taste
Excerpts From “Kingdom”
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