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Archives and Special Collections

Information about The Culinary Institute of America's Archives and Special Collections housed in the Conrad N. Hilton Library, Hyde Park, New York.


The Rare Book Collection contains about 1,000 rare books related to culinary history, dating from the 16th century through the 20th century. Most are in English or French.  Authors represented include Athenaeus, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Marie Antonin Carême, Urbain Dubois, Auguste Escoffier, and Pierre Francois La Varenne.

Appointments are required to view the rare books.

Historical Culinary Books and Pamphlets Online



Other titles

Publication information

Holdings – CIA A&SC

American Cookery


formerly The Boston Cooking School Magazine

Boston Cooking School Magazine Co.

1914-1941, assorted issues; unbound.




Most issues available online via HathiTrust

The Boston Cooking School Magazine

later American Cookery

Boston Cooking School Magazine Co.

1898-1914, assorted issues; unbound.




Most issues available online via HathiTrust

 Chef Magazine


Culinary Review Inc.

American Culinary Federation

American Academy of Chefs

Friends of Escoffier Society

Oct 1965-Oct 1968, most issues; bound in 3 volumes.  Gift of Joseph Donon.

Culinary Review


? later National Culinary Review

American Culinary Federation


Formes et Couleurs




8:1 (1946). One issue; unbound, oversized.

La Gastronomie: Neuvième Art



Paris: Editions S.E.P.I

No. 1 (1953). One issue; unbound.

Kochkunst: Illustrierte Halbmonatschrift fur Hotel-, Restaurant, Herrschafts- and Bürgerliche Küche.


Frankfurt: Internationaler Verband der Köche, 1899-1901.


Volumes 1-3.

Le Pot au Feu. Journal de Cuisine




1893-1912, vols 1-20 + index; bound into 14 volumes

La Revue Culinaire



Paris: Société Mutualiste des Cuisiniers de Paris.

1936-1980, assorted issues; unbound in boxes

La Toque Blanche



Organe Professionnel Hebdomadaire des Chefs de Cuisine de France et de l’Etranger, Paris

1924-1937, assorted issues; bound; oversized

What to Eat


later National Food Magazine

Minneapolis: Pierce & Pierce, 1896-1920

1897-1900, assorted issues; unbound

Wiener Kuche





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