The Food Historian

The Food Historian

is creating podcast, articles, and all kinds of food history awesome.

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My name is Sarah Wassberg Johnson and I am a food historian by training and preference, a sometimes podcaster, and a writer who specializes in American food history, particularly rural and agricultural history, women's history, the history of domestic science, World War I and World War II home front history, the Progressive Era, particularly the Country Life movement, and food history in general. I'm also a public historian, which means that I do academic-style original research, but I "translate" history for the general public. Jargon-free's the way to be!

This page is to help me revive my podcast "History Bites," finish writing my book "Preserve or Perish: Food Conservation Efforts in New York State During the Great War, 1917-1919," and generally make food history more fun and accessible to everyone. I spend my spare time answering media requests and research questions free of charge and I would love to be able to write more articles and book reviews, answer research questions, help troubleshoot historical recipes, and make my enormous historic cookbook and food history book collection more accessible (you can see the start of my collection at https://www.librarycat.org/lib/sewassbe).

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 - see what's up already on thefoodhistorian.com/blog
  • Vintage cookbook reviews
  • Academic book reviews
  • New episodes of "History Bites"
  • Bibliographies and links to archival resources
  • 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!
Tiers
Student of Food
$1 or more per month

You think food history is cool and want to know more

Food History Buff
$5 or more per month

You probably have a cookbook collection. Welcome, fellow addict.

History Gourmand
$10 or more per month

You live and breathe all things food.

Professor
$25 or more per month

You've probably written food history books, or at least a journal article. Maybe a podcast? Wanna start an academic journal together???

Food History Royalty
$50 or more per month

Only royalty can afford this level, and you will be treated as such!

Goals
0 of 15 patrons
When I reach 15 patrons, I'll add a members-only section to my website (www.thefoodhistorian.com), where you can view secret blog posts, book reviews, chapters of my book, historical recipes, digitized primary sources, videos (yes, videos!), and ask research questions of me and the hive mind.
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My name is Sarah Wassberg Johnson and I am a food historian by training and preference, a sometimes podcaster, and a writer who specializes in American food history, particularly rural and agricultural history, women's history, the history of domestic science, World War I and World War II home front history, the Progressive Era, particularly the Country Life movement, and food history in general. I'm also a public historian, which means that I do academic-style original research, but I "translate" history for the general public. Jargon-free's the way to be!

This page is to help me revive my podcast "History Bites," finish writing my book "Preserve or Perish: Food Conservation Efforts in New York State During the Great War, 1917-1919," and generally make food history more fun and accessible to everyone. I spend my spare time answering media requests and research questions free of charge and I would love to be able to write more articles and book reviews, answer research questions, help troubleshoot historical recipes, and make my enormous historic cookbook and food history book collection more accessible (you can see the start of my collection at https://www.librarycat.org/lib/sewassbe).

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 - see what's up already on thefoodhistorian.com/blog
  • Vintage cookbook reviews
  • Academic book reviews
  • New episodes of "History Bites"
  • Bibliographies and links to archival resources
  • 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!

Recent posts by The Food Historian

Tiers
Student of Food
$1 or more per month

You think food history is cool and want to know more

Food History Buff
$5 or more per month

You probably have a cookbook collection. Welcome, fellow addict.

History Gourmand
$10 or more per month

You live and breathe all things food.

Professor
$25 or more per month

You've probably written food history books, or at least a journal article. Maybe a podcast? Wanna start an academic journal together???

Food History Royalty
$50 or more per month

Only royalty can afford this level, and you will be treated as such!