Colonial grill aficionados are in for a treat.
This article originally appeared on CBC.ca: Colonies Had a Love Affair with Colonial Chevrolet article It was a lovefest that lasted more than a century and one of the most enduring artifacts of the American Revolution, according to a collection of paintings by Colonial cook John Williams.
Williams, who died in 1891, was a pioneer in the Colonial American cookery movement.
“We have the most beautiful collection of Colonial cookbooks and cookbooks of the period, and that was his style,” said Mark O’Brien, a curator at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. While Williams is best known for his books of cookbooks that are still popular today, he also wrote more than 200 cookbooks for the American Civil War.
“He was a cook who was passionate about all the different things he had to deal with, and I think it was part of his passion for his country,” said O’Brian, who has worked with Williams in the past.
He said Williams’ cooking style was a departure from what you would find in a kitchen today.
A collection of his cookbooks has been on display at the American Colonial Cookery Center in New York City since 1976.
The Colonial cookbook collection was discovered in the 1950s in Williams’ house in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., by his wife, Martha.
Martha Williams said the cookbooks were donated to the American Historical Association.
O’Brien said Williams was very involved in the American culinary movement and had many of the books preserved in the collection.
After Williams passed away in 1892, his widow donated the cookbook collections to the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington.
In the 1950-61 time period, the collection included more than 5,000 cookbooks.
There are also over 100 cookbooks preserved in museums, including a collection at the Smithsonian National Museum.
The Colonial cooking collection has become a national treasure.
The National Colonial American Cookery Association, which has a partnership with the American Heritage Museum, has donated a portion of the collection to the Smithsonian.
We can trace the history of the cookery movements, O’Briens said.
“It’s a lot of interesting material.
Some of the stuff he’s preserving is really hard to get into a box.
We’re getting into that right now.”