Oliver, Sandra ( - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Food historian Sandy Oliver lives on Isleboro and is the editor and publisher of the quarterly newsletter Food History News.

She has been involved with the history of American foodways since 1971 when she began the fireplace cooking program at Mystic Seaport Museum.

She is a frequent lecturer/panelist/consultant at museums such as Historic Deerfield, Strawbery Banke, and Penobscot Marine Museum.

She is the author of the highly regarded Saltwater Foodways which received the 1996 Jane Grigson Award for Scholarship in the Julia Child Cookbook Awards.

Selected Bibliography

  • Saltwater foodways : New Englanders and their food, at sea and ashore, in the nineteenth century (c1995)
  • Food in Colonial and Federal America (2005)
  • Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie (2005)