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Submit your Historic Family Recipes Here.

Complete the form on this page and submit it with your scanned recipe using the guidelines found HERE


Come to a Historic Recipe Road Show .

Either complete the form on this page and submit it electronically or fill out a form at the Road Show. 

Bring the recipe(s) to be scanned to the Road Show.

Cookery Manuscript Form 

Type of Recipe
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Contact Information

Name of Recipe

Type of Recipe





Narrative for Recipe:

Explain below how the manuscript was handed down to you and special

memories that you have such as special holidays or occasions.

Who first made or used this recipe? What is their relationship to you?

When and where did the recipe originate? Approximate date of recipe?

Maximum 250 words  

Typed Recipe:


Provide a typed version of the manuscript recipe that will then be digitally stored with the scan of the manuscript.


Upload a digital file of your recipe in a JPG format: Scan the recipe using a setting  of grayscale at 300dpi in JPG format. If you don’t have a home scanner, most public libraries have them available. The Librarian can assist you with the scanning process.

Permission: By submitting your manuscripts you are giving Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois permission to use, post, print, publish and/or distribute the manuscripts, narratives and accompanying materials.

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