Historic Recipe File
For over 20 years, from the 1960s until the 1980s, Milwaukee Public Library librarians clipped hundreds of recipes from the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. They were used at Ready Reference to answer telephone questions before recipes were available online.
The Historic Recipe File digital collection is comprised of the clipped recipes. Many favorite foods appear in this collection providing a fascinating glimpse into the local and ethnic foods that were popular in Milwaukee's past.
This digital collection is a work in progress and recipes appear as they are converted into digital files. If you have questions about this collection, please contact MPL’s Business & Technology Department at (414) 286-3051.
Explore Our Suggestions:
- Sweets & Desserts
- Cooking - General
- Gluten- Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
- Beer, Wine & Spirits
- Midwestern Cooking
by Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines—cofounder of Magnolia, cook and host of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, and New York Times bestselling author—brings us her third cookbook filled with timeless and nostalgic recipes—now reimagined—for today’s home cook.View on CountyCat
by Stacey Mei Yan Fong
A "deliciously unique" love letter in pie crust to every state—a delicious portrait of the country with more than 50 recipes for extraordinary pies that taste just like home.View on CountyCat
by B. Dylan Hollis
Travel back in time on a delicious decade-by-decade jaunt as Dylan shows you how to bake vintage forgotten greats. With a big pinch of fun and a full cup of humor, you’ll be baking everything from Chocolate Potato Cake to Avocado Pie.View on CountyCat
by Nick DiGiovanni
Forget the rules. Just cook! Nick DiGiovanni gives you the tools to become fearless in the kitchen and to create delicious meals.View on CountyCat
by Anya von Bremzen
Anya von Bremzen explores six of the world’s most fascinating and iconic culinary cultures—France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Mexico, and Turkey—brilliantly weaving cuisine, history, and politics into her narrative.View on CountyCat
by Taste of Home
Savor all of your fall favorites with autumn's best baked goods in this collection of more than 275+ mouthwatering recipes.View on CountyCat
by Pinky Cole
From the Slutty Vegan herself, a collection of ninety-one delicious, guilt-free, plant-based recipes that you will love to indulge in from the comfort of your own home.View on CountyCat
by Molly Yeh
From the host of Food Network’s Girl Meets Farm and bestselling author of the IACP award-winning Molly on the Range, a collection of cozy recipes that feel like celebrations.
by Nadiya Hussain
The beloved Netflix host and New York Times bestselling author of Nadiya Bakes and Time to Eat presents more than ninety sweet and savory recipes for every meal, occasion, or mood.View on CountyCat
by Jane Esselstyn
The original “Julia Child of plant-based cooking” teams up with her daughter to offer a multigenerational celebration of the power of a plant-based lifestyle—with 125 recipes.View on CountyCat