Iowa Cookbooks Collection
The Iowa State University Library and Special Collections Department house over 3000 historical cookbooks from Iowa and other parts of the United States as well as other publications relating to food, nutrition and home economics. The Iowa State University Library and Special Collections Department house a variety of cookbooks. For more cookbooks, search library catalog or Special Collections. Click here for information about the Iowa Cookbook Collection.



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Cemetery Association Cook BookCookbook #1: Cemetery Association Cook Book
Alternate title on cover: L.C.A. Cook Book. Cemetery Association cook book/a publication compiled by the Ladies Cemetery Association of Elgin, Iowa. Publisher: Elgin, Iowa : Elgin Echo.
, 1903. Ladies Cemetery Association (Elgin, Iowa.)

Cook BookCookbook #2: P.E.O. Cook Book
Alternate title on cover: Tested Recipes. Cook book / Chapter M., P.E.O.; executive committee, Dickie Cornell Gebhardt, Maude Gilson Mentzer. Knoxville, Iowa : Curtis & Gilson Printers.
, 1906. P. E. O. Sisterhood. Iowa. Chapter M, (Knoxville, Iowa.)

Cook Book: Choices and Tested Recipes Furnished by the Ladies of Redfield, IowaCookbook #3: Cook Book: Choice and Tested Recipes Alternative title on cover: Redfield Cook Book. Cook book: choices and tested recipes furnished by the ladies of Redfiled, Iowa / arranged by the Ladies of the Redfield Women's Club/ Publisher: Adel. Iowa : Sweeley the Printer., 1906. Redfield (Iowa) Women's Club.

Flint Hills Cook BookCookbook #4: Flint Hills Cook Book
Flint Hills cook book / compiled by women [of] Christ Church Parish, Burlington, Iowa. Conrad Lutz Printing, Binding.
, 1895. Christ Church Parish (Burlington, Iowa.)

Friends' Cook BookCookbook #5: Friends' Cook Book
Friends' cook book / a publication compiled by the Women of the Friends' Building Association of the Friends' Church Oskaloosa, Iowa. Publisher: Oskaloosa, Iowa : Saturday Globe.
, 1902. Friends' Church (Oskaloosa, Iowa). Women of Friends' Building Association.

Honey Cook BookCookbook #6: Honey Cook Book
Recipes containing honey.
, 1906. Western Honey Producers (Sioux City, Iowa)

Indian Corn as Human FoodCookbook #7: Indian Corn as Human Food
Publisher: Nevada, Ia., Representative office, Payne & Son.
, 1889. Mary S. Scott (Mary Sophia.)

Kitchen KlatterCookbook #8: Kitchen-Klatter
Began as a talk show in 1924; the magazine was started in 1940 covering home stories, recipes, household tips, child-rearing advice and comments on current events.
, 1940-1986.

Mrs. Welch's Cook BookCookbook #9: Mrs. Welch's Cook BookMary B. Welch, Instructor, Domestic Economy, Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Ames, Iowa. Other contributors are also professors from Iowa State College including Professor of Pathology and Histology Dr. D. S. Fairchild; Professor of Chemistry Thomas E. Pope; Professor of Physics J. K. Macomber., 1884. Welch, Mary B. (see also Mary B. Welch papers.)

Pella's Choicest Cooking RecipesCookbook #10: Pella's Choicest Cooking Recipes Pella's Choicest Cooking Recipes : a collection of the recipes of Pella's famous cooks / compiled and published by the Ladies Auxiliary of Central College. Publisher: Pella, Iowa : Pella Press., 1920. Central College (Pella, Iowa.) Ladies' Auxiliary.

Sinclair's Fidelity MeatsCookbook #11: Sinclair's Fidelity Meats Cook Book The following recipes, compiled by Janet McKenzie Hill, Editor The Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics, Boston, are given as few simple ways in which some of the Sinclair's Fidelity products may be prepared., 1902. Janet McKenzie Hill. T. M. Sinclair & Co.

Suffrage Cook BookCookbook #12: Suffrage Cook Book
Published by The Equal Franchise Federation of Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh. This copy was given to Carrie Chapman Catt.
, 1915. Comp. by Mrs. L. O. Kleber.

Tested Recipes: The Keosauqua Cook Book and Business DirectoryCookbook #8: Kitchen-Klatter Alternate on cover: Keosauqua cook book and business directory. Second Edition. Compiled by the Second Committee of the Doras Society of the Christian Church. Compiled from recipes contributed by the women of Keosauqua and vicinity. Tomlin the Printer. Mt. Pleasant, Iowa., 1922. Christian Church (Keosauqua, Iowa.)

Women's Suffrage Cook BookCookbook #13: Women's Suffrage Cook Book Containing thoroughly tested and reliable recipes for cooking, directions for the care of the sick, and practical suggestions, contributed especially for this work. "In aid of the festival and bazaar, December 13-19, 1886. "Country Store, April 21 -26, 1890."
Missing pages 65 and 66.
, 1890. Hattie A. Burr.