Electronic databases and journals available for free to all New Yorkers. In order to access them you can either:
a. Use a New York State Library borrower's card (apply for a NYS Library card here), or
b. Access the NOVEL NY databases through Witherill Library's subscription.
Created and maintained by librarian Lynne Olver until 2015 (now archived on the Internet Archive), this website compiles a chronological history of food and recipes, along with their origin, history, related food, and recommended reading. Foods are also indexed alphabetically and by topic.
Over 350 libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions in New York make their collections of primary source materials (photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, and more) available in this digital repository.