I've been thinking a lot lately about food as the connective link between generations of families.
Today, I learned about this very cool preservation project, Feeding America. It's an archive of 76 influential American cookbooks from the late 1700s to early 1900s. It's hosted at the Michigan State University Museum and Library, where you can read and download scans of each book.
There's also a cool gallery of antique cooking utensils and kitchenware, with photos and descriptions of everything from cake boxes to ceramic pickle crock pots.