Cecily Brownstone, was a food writer, who wrote several cookbooks and articles about food over a period of 39 years.
Cecily Brownstone was the Associated Press Food Editor from 1947 to 1986â€”for thirty-nine years. During that time she was the most widely published of syndicated food writers. The five recipe columns and two food features she wrote for the Associated Press each week appeared in papers all over the United States, in addition to a number of other countries.
Brownstone's personal papers and cookbook collection is the unique expression of her personal interest in and encyclopedic knowledge of American culinary history and cookbooks, and her career in the food field.