Prescriptive literature, whose target audience was mainly women and girls, provided advice on matters of both the domestic and public spheres including grocery shopping, cooking, health, and diet. The Bingham Center collections contain prescriptive literature dating from the seventeenth through twenty-first centuries. Publications are largely British and American in origin. The list below, which seeks to highlight sources that touch upon food-related topics, is but a small portion of the Bingham Center's collection. A comprehensive guide of our prescriptive literature holdings can be found here.