What’s Cooking America is one of the original culinary websites first published in 1997 based on two cookbooks from author Linda Stradley; “What’s Cooking America and “I’ll Have What They’re having”.
What’s Cooking America is a privately owned family-friendly culinary portal with millions of users visiting us annually for recipes, culinary articles, and cooking tips. Our articles and culinary history have appeared in newspapers, magazines, television, and on websites worldwide. (See our feature listing below)
Our website is not about American food, necessarily, but rather what we as Americans are cooking and eating.
Linda says, “I have always had a fascination with history. When you put this together with a love of good food, you have a culinary historian. The research of the origins of foods of America and beyond have become an obsession that I enjoy sharing with my readers. This culinary history is what sets What’s Cooking America apart from other recipe websites. We give you the culinary history so you know more about the food you love to eat.”
Linda and her daughters, Nancy Hartman and Brenda Weller, work together to make a place for you to come and find everything you need related to food, and cooking. We get together to cook, create, test recipes, and explore food cultures from around the world to share with you.
About Linda Stradley: Linda and her husband live in Oregon and is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of seven. Linda says, “I have always had a fascination with history. When you put this together with a love of good food, you have a culinary historian. The research of the origins of foods of America and beyond have become an obsession that I enjoy sharing with my readers. This culinary history is what sets What’s Cooking America apart from other recipe websites. We give you the culinary history so you know more about the food you love to eat.”
About Nancy Hartman: Nancy lives in Oregon with her family and works for a local non-profit specializing in database management and professional research. In 2013, Nancy has picked up marketing research, video production, and recipe writing. She has also been leading the platform transition coordination as What’s Cooking America begins its quiet behind the scenes make-over.
About Brenda Weller: Brenda also lives in Oregon with her family. She is a busy mother of two young children and works for a global software security company. Brenda shares a passion for cooking with her Mom, Linda, and has contributed several of her favorite recipes to the What’s Cooking America website through the years. Since 2013, Brenda has managed the social marketing for What’s Cooking America, and contributed several new recipes, food history research, and food photography.
WHAT’S COOKING AMERICA HAS BEEN FEATURED IN…
Google, April 2011 – Google Doodle – Anniversary of 119th First Ice Cream Sundae
PC Magazine, April 2011 – Google Doodle Celebrates 119th Anniversary of First Ice Cream Sundae
Smithsonian.com Magazine, October 2011 – Deviled Eggs and Other Foods from Hell
Chicago Tribune, March 2013, – Crafty; Make an Easter Rainbow
The Salt, June 2012- Five Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You
Kitchen Window, February 2014 Beignets – Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras
The Daily News, December 2015 – The ABC’s of Taking Over Cooking Duties
March 2015 – The Caesar Salad Was Invented in Mexico. Surprised?
Canada, December 2015 – How to Cook a Turkey
BuzzFeed, March 2014 #3 Pound Cake – 60 Food Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
Florida Today, September 2016 – Sunday Supper, Shrimp Elevate Classic Grits
Q13 Fox December 2015 – 11 People Who Might Enjoy A Fruitcake This Holiday
June 2016 #9: 10 Things You Never Knew About Fireball Whiskey
KTBS3 (ABC) December 2015 – It’s National Cookie Day!
Austin EATER, July 2013 – Where’s The Best Club Sandwich in Austin
January 2016 – A Brief History of Clam Chowder
Sunrise Senior Living, Senior Eats, February 2015 – Discover the Perks of Lettuce Wraps
GMA News Online, August 2014 – Learn About the History of Pizza on National Pizza Day
Mauitime, August 2015 – Learn More About a Great Hawaiian Delicacy in our Anatomy of a Poke Bowl
Houston Press, May 2016 – Dish of the Week: The Monte Cristo
Boulder Weekly, September 2016 – A Classic Cookie With a Silly Name
Dallas Observer, November 2016 – No, Chili’s, You Did Not Invent the Fajita
International Business Times, November 2016 #3 – How to Make A Thanksgiving Prime Rib: Best Recipes, Cook Times, Tips and Ingredients
Orlando Sentinal, January 2017 – New Toy Makes Roasting Chicken Easy
The Hardball Times, February 2017 – Identity Shift
Travelers Today, March 2017 – A History of New Orleans’ Iconic (and delicious) Beignets
The Daily Iberian, April 2017 – Coverup Cooking
The Herald Dispatch.com, April 2017 – Edible Flower Garden Takes Research and Planning
The East Hampton Star, June 2017 – Seasons by The Sea: So Good, They Have a Monster
WTOP (Washington’s Top news), June 2017 – Ice Tea Recipes to Beat the Heat
Romper, September 2017 – Does Pumpkin Spice Induce Labor? Let’s Ask Science.
Detroit Free Press
Inquistr, November 2017 – National Sandwich Day
Herald-Mail Media, December 2017 – Long Live the Fruitcake: 4 Fruitcakes Were Put to the Taste Test
Jezebel, January 2018 – Mar-a-Lago Visitor NOT Impressed By Caviar Served With Plastic Spoons
Extra Crispy, January 2018 – Mar-a-Lago Serves Caviar With Plastic Spoons, Rich People Scandalized
Cranbrook Daily Townsmen, February 2018 – Breakfast Spread Cause Riots
Care2.com, September 2018 #5 – Ways to Preserve & Enjoy Homegrown Herbs
Culture CheatSheet, October 2018 – Cure Your Sweet Cravings With these 6 Marvelous Meringue Desserts
Yakima Herald Scene, November 2018 – Some of Our Favorite People Share Some of Their Favorite Recipes
Vox, November 2018 – Canned Cranberry Sauce, Explained
The Herald Tribune, November 2018 – In Face of Computer Problems, Cookbooks Still Rule
The Gazette (Colorado Springs), December 2018 – Colorado Springs Pie Maker Hones Festive Lemon Shaker Pie
Culver City News, December 2018 – Flavors of the Mediterranean at Mykonos Greek Grill
Niagara Frontier Publications, December 2018 – Beef on Weck: Buffalo’s Official Sandwich
KSDK 5 On Your Side, April 2019 – Your Guide to the Best Gooey Butter Cake in St. Louis
BlackEnterprise.com, March 2019 – Detroit Couple Builds Chitlin’-Cleaning Empire
The Laconia Daily Sun, January 2019 – How About a Little New England History to Go With Your Soup-er Bowl
Digitaljournal.com – Get to Know the In’s and Out’s of the Dinner RTE Foods Market
Tribune Star, November 17, 2019 – Mike Lunsford: It’s time for chili when it gets chilly
The New Yorker, May 18, 2020 – Tamar Adler: Sourdough Starter for the Baking Skeptic
USA Today 10 Best, May 20, 2020 – Jelisa Castrodale: You Need to Try These Deliciously Different Regional Burgers
Chowhound, June 28, 2020 – Heather Reid: 8 Easy Cobbler Recipes for All Your Summer Fruit
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