Food (or drink!) for thought: Announcing a NEW monthly post

Beginning next Friday, the Filson Blog will publish the first post in a twelve post series titled: “Recipes from the Archives” in which we’ll feature, yep, you guessed it, recipes (and images!) from The Filson Historical Society’s archives and library.

So while the rest of y’all are working hard to maintain your new year’s resolution to lose weight or hit the gym, I’ll be busily plotting which 1931 Velveeta cheese recipe sounds better: Macaroni Stuffed Peppers or Baked Potatoes and Cheese.

And for those of you who vowed to cut back on the bourbon? Fear not, I’ve got something for you, too!

So in the meantime, I’ll leave you with a few teasers of things to come...

‘til next week, eaters!


Produced by the Kraft-Phenix Cheese Corp. (Chicago) in 1931, this full-color booklet features Kraft cheese recipes on detachable cards. (Donated by Joy Brands)


Forty-six classic drink recipes inside this 1934, pocket-sized drink recipe book. Published by Brown Forman Distillery Co. (Donated by Joy Brands)

And stay tuned for next week’s featured recipe: Mint Cordial.

Johna Ebling

Johna Ebling is an Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibits Manager. She studied Journalism and English at Ball State University and earned her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When she isn’t orchestrating an exhibit or engaging in public outreach, Johna is working with the Filson’s architectural holdings. When away from The Filson, Johna enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her Chihuahua, husband and friends.

2 comments on “Food (or drink!) for thought: Announcing a NEW monthly post

  1. Eleanor BOYT

    I am fixing dips for the ELKS as we are having a big party that they are having. My e-mail is I was told that a little bit of beer in the cheese helps. Please send me the receipe. Thank you. Eleanor Boyt

    1. Jamie Evans

      Hi Eleanor, Please email your request to and one of our curators will be happy assist you. Best of luck with your culinary exploration!


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