Foodlore of the Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch

This photo album is part of the blog series, A Philly Foodie Explores Local History, which connects Philadelphia history with food-related treasures uncovered in the archive of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 


This week, series author Sarah Duda connected with her own Pennsylvania Dutch culinary roots through Leonard S. Davidow’s 1930s book Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook of Fine Old Recipes. While Duda enjoyed bringing the book to life by testing out recipes for “Eb’l (Apple) Dumplings” and "The Famous Dutch Sticky Buns,” the cookbook turned out to be lively on its own, complete with poetry, cartoons, and a unique sense of humor interspersed among the pages of recipes. Watch the historic cookbook come alive as she connects with her own Pennsylvania Dutch culinary roots in the following pictures!