Glossaries of Historic Cooking Terms and Culinary Timelines

Glossaries - Medieval & Renaissance

Glossary of Medieval Cooking Terms
A Dictionary of Middle-English Cooking Terms
Glossary of Medieval & Renaissance Culinary Terms
Glossary of Cookery and other terms - 1661-1750 - Prospect Books
A Dictionary and History of Cooking, Food, and Beverage Terms

Glossaries - 18th and 19th century

The LEME (Lexicons of Early Modern English)
Glossary at Feeding America
Heppe, Kurt. Explanations of All Terms Used in Coockery- Cellaring…drinks ... dictionary. NYC: 1908
The Victorian Dictionary. Food & Drink

Glossaries - old cook books

The new London family cook. Duncan MacDonald. 1808
French domestic cookery. London: 1825
The Cook and Housewife's Manual. Christian Isobel Johnstone. Edinburgh: 1828
The cook's dictionary, and housekeeper's directory. Richard Dolby. London: 1833
The modern cook. Charles Elmé Francatelli. 1846
French domestic cookery. Louis-Eustache Audot 1846
Culinary Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Technical Terms. Charles Senn. London: 1898
The Boston cooking-school cook book. Fannie Merritt Farmer. 1916

Glossaries - Foreign

Dictionary of the Scots Language (151 entries for Haggis)
Food lexicon (English, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Spanish and Swedish, among others)
English/German Vocabulary of Culinary Terms. Henriette Davidis' Practical Cook Book. Milwaukee: 1897
Glossarium/Glossary. Dutch/English

Glossaries - Plants and Spices

The Gaelic Names of Plants. John Cameron. Edinburgh: 1883
Spices in Medieval Europe. Maître Chiquart
Gernot Katzer’s Spice Pages. names of plants in 79 languages

Glossaries - Medical

Glossary of Ancient Diseases
Glossary of Diseases
Glossary of antique medical tools & early terms for diseases


Ingredients - What's period where? 1200-1600
Statistics of ingredients from Medieval cookbooks

Culinary Timelines

Culinary history timeline: social history, manners & menus
The Food timeline with links to ingredients and recipes before 17000 BC -current
Food History Timeline, 6000 BC -

Historical Thesaurus of English

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