Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley

Dedicated to the Promotion and Understanding of Food History

Welcome to the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley


The purpose of the Historic Foodways Society is to encourage educational programs and networking opportunities;  to accomplish this goal, we will provide information through this website on a variety of programs on food traditions, cultures and practices, both historical and contemporary, and related subjects. 


Please check out the HFSDV Programs, Calendar of Events and Classes pages for interesting programs, workshops and classes.

Contact Us:


           Through the Website email:  info@historicfoodways.org


             If you need to contact the Webmaster directly, email:  susan.luczu@yahoo.com


This Website was Designed and is Maintained

by Historic Foodways of the Delaware Valley

Susan Luczu—Webmaster



Updated December 2014


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PLAY with your FOOD!


We are all very serious foodies, but we need to take time to play a bit too!


The latest BJ’s  catalogue included this fun way to celebrate food, holidays and make Winter just a little easier to eat our way through until Spring.


Enjoy and remember to play with your food occasionally!

                          - S. Luczu

If food is your passion then this is the place for you!  The Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley (HFSDV) is a group of individuals and institutions dedicated to the promotion and understanding of food and its place and contributions in history.  Members are food lovers who wish to share, not only their love of food, but their passion with other like minded folks.  Focusing mainly on 17th through the 19th century cooking,  the Foodways Society sponsors programs throughout the year including visits and lectures to historic sites as well as our Annual Meeting held each November. 

The Society provides its members with informational programs four times a year, a quarterly newsletter, and an opportunity for people who are interested in culinary culture to gather and learn from experts and from each other.  Many historic sites throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been hosts for our meetings and have helped to advance our understanding of foodways from the perspective of the host site, its cultural surroundings, and local food traditions. 

December 2014