Recipient of the 2002 Alice P. Kenney Award for research and writing on the food customs and diet of the Dutch settlers in New Netherland


 Hudson Valley food; Dutch colonial food history; recipes; books; unusual regional products



For 21 years, I have written a regular column on local and regional food for the New York based Gannett newspapers. I also have written for Hudson Valley Magazine, The Valley Table and Edible Hudson.


In addition, my articles have appeared in Gourmet, Saveur, and The New York Times and in many other publications nationally and internationally.




Author - Essays:


A Beautiful and Fruitful Place. Elisabeth Paling Funk and Martha Dickinson Shattuck, editors, SUNY Press, 2010.


Liber Americorum; Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters: A Window on New Netherland.  Martha Dickinson Shattuck, Editor. Mount Ida Press, 2009.


Chocolate: History, Culture, Heritage. Louis E. Grivetti and Howard Yana Shapiro, Editors.  John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (I was named Mars Research Fellow for this project)




Author ­ Articles:


Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City. Edited by Andrew F. Smith; Foreword by Garrett Oliver.

Oxford University Press, 2015.

    - Colonial Dutch

    - Dutch-style New Year's Parties

    - New Year's Cakes (with Stephen Schmidt)


Articles on Dutch and Dutch American food history for:


The Low Countries: Art and Society in Flanders and the Netherlands, Flemish-Netherlands Foundation "Stichting ons Erfdeel," 2005


Encyclopedia of New York State, Syracuse University Press, 2005


Oxford University Encyclopedia of American Food, 2004


Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003


One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1995

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