A Taste of History with Joyce White

Food/History Writing By Joyce White 



White, Joyce. Satisfy Your Chocolate Cravings, 18th c. Style. A Guest Blog for the Maryland Humanities Council, Feb. 3. 2016.


White, Joyce.  Food of the Gods:  A Look at the Evolution of Chocolate as a Recipe Ingredient.  Popular Anthropology Magazine, February 2013, Vol. 4, NO. 1.


White, Joyce. 19th Century Food & Drink, Maryland Online Encyclopedia, www.mdoe.org(website no longer active)


White, Joyce. 20th Century Food & Drink, Maryland Online Encyclopedia, www.mdoe.org(website no longer active)


White, Joyce. Meaning and Cultural Expression:  New England Election Day Cake, Digest, An Interdisciplinary Study of Food and Foodways, a publication of the American Folklore Society, Vol. 13, Nos. 1 & 2: 1993.


Kenny, Jim, producer.  Archeology at the Knapp House with Joyce White.  New York: Rye Cable Television, 1993.


Bancel, Marge and Jim Kenny, producers.  The Knapp House with Joyce White.  New York: Rye Cable Television, 1992.




Articles About Joyce White



"Food Historian Shares Taste of Maryland's Past" by Megan Johnson for Chesapeake360.com (February 29, 2016)  


Click here to connect to an interview with me on the Old Line Plate Blog (September 30, 2015).


Food Historian: Joyce White, a blog post about me written by the FLIP Program, (Food Insurance Liability Program). January 26, 2015


Move Over, Smith Island Cake: Maryland's Unsung Culinary Delights, Radio Interview with WAMU Radio’s Rebecca Sheir, host of Metro Connection, July 25, 2014


Illuminating Christmas Past” by Mary Quattlebaum for The Washington Post Weekend, December 21, 2007

“All Fired Up, Annapolis Woman is Expert  on 19th Century Hearth Cooking” by Theresa Winslow for The Sunday Capital, November 4, 2007


"The Food of Independence" by Susan Reimer for The Baltimore Sun, July 4, 2007

“Brown Bag Lecture on Colonial Food, Feasts,” The Capital, March 5, 2007

“Looking Back at History of Food” by Carrie Ann Knauer for Carroll County Times, August 8, 2005


“As Last Child Begins School, Woman Pursues Passion for Living History” by Darragh Johnson for The Anne Arundel Extra Magazine, Washington Post, August 22, 2002

“Rye Group Digging for Historical Garbage” by Edna Arguello for Gannett Suburban Papers, May 12, 1993

“Discovering c.1670 Knapp House History,” Rye Chronicle, Rey, New York, May 6, 1993

“Deja Food: Feast Gives Rye Landmark’s Young Guides a Chance to Dig Into Local History” by Mitch Broder for Gannett Suburban Papers, July 24, 1992


“Looking Back Through America’s First Road” by Brian Black for Scholastic Newstime, September 20, 1991








Joyce White, Food Historian


Joyce White is a foodways historian operating A Taste of History with Joyce White, offering food history PowerPoint presentations with tastings on a variety of topics. Joyce is also the foodways consultant to the c. 1801 Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD, was the consultant for the restoration of the 18th century kitchen at Annapolis’s William Paca House, and was the guest curator for the Maryland State Exhibit for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, LA.