Do you want to have more fun when you teach history?
In our house, we love to cook and bake to learn history. We time travel right in the kitchen.
Here is our Time Travel in the Kitchen: American History Cookbook. We used it in our home and in our American history co-op. Everyone loved it!
Each family took a week to make a meal from Colonial Times, The Alamo, The Transcontinental Railroad, The Gilded Age, or World War II--whatever we were studying. Some of the recipes are adapted from original recipes from old history cookbooks and famous recipe collections. I adapted Louisa May Alcott's Blueberry Slump, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Noodles, and Martha Washington's Fruit Cake. I think you will have a blast cooking and eating your way through time!
Each section begins with a little history lesson on important events and people along with information about foods and eating habits of the time period. Also included in this great cookbook are resources after each section of recipes. These resources include living books & historical fiction to write, movies you can watch, and sample menus using the cookbook.
History is a favorite subject at the Curtis house and when we added cooking and baking to learning about “the olden days,” It just made everything more fun. When I talked about cutting the historical meals out of co-op next year, my son said, “Mom, you can’t do that. The food is the best part!” Please let me know how you enjoy using this cookbook.
Make these Dishes During the Unit Study
Here are some of the recipes we enjoy! You can make them in your kitchen and travel back in time. There are over 300 recipes in this cookbook!
What Time Periods?
Here are the sections in this cookbook:
Where to Purchase
Purchase the Print Book, American History Cookbook, on Amazon.
You can purchase the e-book at
PayHip or TeachersPayTeachers.
Series: Teach History the Fun Way
Author: Meredith Curtis
Publisher: Powerline Productions
Paperback: 407 pages (E-book 407 pages)
Age/Grade: Elementary & Middle & High School & Parents