The Food Historian

is creating food history articles, recipes, videos, courses, and a book

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All of the above, plus access to members-only monthly features.

History Gourmand

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All of the above plus one-on-one help with translating historic recipes or troubleshooting mishaps.

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About The Food Historian

Hi! I'm Sarah Wassberg Johnson, also known as The Food Historian. You may have seen me in seasons 1 and 2 of The History Channel's "The Food That Built America."

I study American food history of all sorts, specializing in early 20th century food history, especially the First World War. I'm writing a book on food in WWI, specifically about New York State, called "Preserve or Perish: Food Conservation in New York State During the First World War, 1916-1919." 

I'm a public historian, which means I like translating complex academic history in an approachable and engaging way. I publish history articles, historical recipes I've tried myself, book reviews, and other fun stuff for free on my blog (www.thefoodhistorian.com/blog). This Patreon account helps support that work!

Since the pandemic, I've also been hosting "Food History Happy Hour" for free on Facebook Live, where I make a historic cocktail live on the air, take live questions, and chat about various food history topics. 

By joining as a patron, you can help me create more new content like:
  • World War Wednesdays - where I post photos, recipes, links, and propaganda posters from both World Wars 
  • Vintage cookbook reviews
  • Academic book reviews
  • Historic recipes
  • Deep dives and busting common food history myths
  • other content by request! 
There are super-cool benefits to becoming a patron (see at right), but every little bit is so helpful and validating. I love food history of all kinds, and I hope you do, too!
Goals
13 of 15 patrons
When I reach 15 patrons, I'll turn some of my speaker presentations into videos to share with the world! Don't worry, some content will remain members-only. Topics include, food in WWI, community canning kitchens, celebrity cookbook authors you've never heard of, an overview of American cuisine over the decades, a history of wedding food, and more! 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 48 exclusive posts
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Writings

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