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Tip of the Week: 18th Century History Cooking Channel

We all love the History Channel. And we all love the Cooking Channel. So why not the History Cooking Channel?

Yup. The History Cooking Channel. A YouTube channel dedicated to exploring all things related to the 1700s – with a cool focus on cooking, food, baking, and eating.

It’s a perfect supplementary resource for you US and World history types. You get hundreds of quick videos highlighting how people cooked and ate during the 1700s. Kids can experience 18th century dress, tools, recipes, and ingredients in authentic settings.

1700s cooking shows

The videos are created by Jas. Townsend & Son, a manufacturer and retailer of quality reproduction 18th and early 19th century clothing and personal accessories targeted at those entrenched in living history and historical reenacting. They started the YouTube channel several years ago to support the reenactment community.

While your students may not be big into the reenactment world, we do want them to access and source a wide variety of primary and secondary evidence types. Together with traditional textual and other visual sources, these videos are perfect for helping kids think historically in different ways.

They also have a website titled Savoring the Past with additional tips, tricks, and suggestions for surviving the 1700s.

Have fun!

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love historical cooking and cannot wait to check out this youtube channel. Thanks for the heads up.

    January 21, 2017
    • glennw #


      Good luck! There’s good eats in there!


      January 23, 2017

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