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Ross, Alice, 1930-


Biographical Note

Dr. Alice Ross was a culinary historial and consultant. She received her doctorate from the State University at Stony Brook (her disseration was title "Women, Work and Cookery, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, 1880-1920"). During her career, she served as a consultant in historical food for Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg and The Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts. She also co-founded the Culinary Historians of NY, taught at CCNY, Hosfra, and NYU, and beginning in 1988, ran a studio that offered classes in culinary history & traditional methods, Native American & Civil War cookery, game butchery & prep, and baking using hearth & brick ovens. She also worked as an editor and contributor to portions of The Oxford Companion series volumes relating to food and authored and contributed to other books and articles.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Alice Ross Culinary Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-008

The Alice Ross Ephemera Collection includes more than 2,000 pieces of ephemera related to food & culinary history, advertising/marketing, food production, agriculture, holidays and celebrations, and domestic culture, dating from the mid-19th to the mid/late 20th century.

Dates: c.1860s-1960s