Sometimes a reference source comes along that is just so helpful you want to shout about it to the world. Yesterday that happened to me.
As a writer of historical fiction, discovering The Food Timeline was a godsend. Incredibly organized, using a simple timeline with links to a huge collection of other websites, it presents food’s history. It includes recipes, literary quotes, and lists of resources. You can learn when popcorn first came on the scene, a recipe for haggis, and tips on how to find an old family recipe.
Of course, the website just had to be designed by a librarian. Lynne Olver, the site’s creator, is a New Jersey reference librarian with a passion for food history. Ms. Olver and The Food Timeline have received multiple honors and awards.
Keep in mind — the site is copyrighted. There’s a paragraph on citations here.
The Food Timeline is free with no subscription, no ads. Why? It was conceived and created by a public librarian, a profession that is “devoted to providing fair and equitable access to information regardless of ability to pay.” What a wonderful statement. Thanks to Lynne Olver, and all who contributed.
And, in case you haven’t already thought of it, you’ll want to bookmark this one!
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