I don't know whether my posting is some kind of violation of rule--if so, I'm sorry. I've just signed up for what looks to be an interesting Zoom presentation on the origins and development of American cooking through the effort of women writers of American Cookbooks (https://hubs.americanancestors.org/anne-willan-women-kitchen?utm_campaign=American Inspiration&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=167359801&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YoHFQyYRfcOiAyl1XBSg9_cugzDSYV7QkEUwx1Lia4kzeFjqaqrSpF7TvtqmKNqwIpDuAQ1VrFbt5I6tWRqoh_uFWUA&utm_content=167359801&utm_source=hs_email). The time period covered is before the Civil War as well as after. The presentation is being done by NEGHS. I've attended several of the Zoom programs in this series and have found them all to be well done, informative...and expensive (although the presentation itself is FREE, I've not been able to resist purchasing several of the books discussed -- hopefully you have stronger will power!).