Introducing: A Digital Domestic Cookbook

I have known since the beginning of the CHI Fellowship that my project would revolve around Malinda Russell, the author of A Domestic Cookbook (1866). The exact shape of the project, however, changed numerous times throughout the year. I was determined to create a...

Digitizing Culinary History

My project will be a digital representation of my larger research project, How to Read a Cookbook: Deciphering the Life of Malinda Russell. Malinda Russell was a nineteenth century culinary entrepreneur whose 1866, A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection...

Thankful for Digitized Sources

Digitized sources make it possible for us to conduct research more easily than ever before. My own research continues to benefit from digital collections such as Michigan State’s own Feeding America project. The New York Public Library’s (NYPL) digital collections of...

Food Mapping in Digital Historical Research

The title page of Malinda Russell’s A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen (1866). Published in Paw Paw, Michigan I am a visual person. I thrive off of color and aesthetics. For me, writing words is just one part...

Hi from Dani, a New CHI Fellow

My name is Dani M. Willcutt. I am a second year Ph.D. student in the History Department, and I am very happy to be a CHI Fellow for the 2019-2020 year. Broadly speaking, I study food and culture. I received my Master’s in Gastronomy from Boston University where I also...