Amelia Award Recipient: 2007

Barbara Ketcham Wheaton

Soft-spoken Barbara Wheaton is a founding member of the Culinary Historians of Boston, the nation’s first culinary history group and one of the leading experts on the history of French cuisine. Her Savoring the Past: The French Kitchen from 1300 to 1789 was a groundbreaking and award-winning work. She has been the Honorary Curator of the culinary collection at the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library, teaches her unique “Reading Cookbooks” seminar, and is producing the Cook’s Oracle, a database of hundreds of thousands of historical recipes.