Amelia Award Recipient: 2011

Janice Bluestein Longone

Jan Longone paved the way for countless scholars to explore American culinary history. As proprietor of The Wine and Food Library, the country’s oldest antiquarian culinary bookshop, she amassed an extraordinary collection of culinary Americana, which, in 2005, she donated to the Clements Library at the University of Michigan, launching the Longone Center for American Culinary Research. She also supported Michigan State University’s “Feeding America” project, which has digitized many cookbooks and primary sources foundational to the study of American culinary history, making them freely available to anyone with an internet connect. She founded the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, and has organized symposia on American culinary history.