An American culinary historian, Janice Longone, has passed away at 88

An American culinary historian, Janice Longone, has passed away at 88

Jan Longone was the American Culinary History Curator at the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Library Special Collections.

Early admirers of Longone’s out-of-print cookbook collection included Julia Child, James Beard, and New York Times food editor Craig Claiborne.

Janice Longone, a chronicler of American cuisine, passes away.

At age 89, Janice Bluestein Longone passed away. She is credited for gathering hundreds of things documenting the history of American cuisine, such as cookbooks, menus, advertising, and diaries.

According to Nie Family Funeral Home in Ann Arbor, Longone passed away on Wednesday. There was no mention of the death’s cause or place of passing.

Her husband, Daniel T. Longone, was a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and their collection became the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive there.

According to Longone, the collection demonstrates how American agricultural and culinary methods shaped local traditions. Her collection contained immigrant cookbooks as well as “charity cookbooks” from the 1800s and early 1900s that were offered for sale as fundraisers.

“Our hope is we have gathered materials that offer researchers access into a new way of looking at American history,” she said in a 2010 University of Michigan article. “That could be the rethinking of the role of women, who were publishing more than 150 years ago charity cookbooks, which often reflected the pressing issues of the day, or simply, the impact of refrigeration on American tastes and lifestyles.”

According to the university, the collection included early American recipes like one produced in 1796, one written by an African American lady in 1866, and a Jewish cookbook published in America in 1871.

As a culinary historian, Longone was a founding member of the American Institute of Wine and Food, contributed to “The Oxford Companion to Food,” and hosted the “Adventures in Gastronomy” program on National Public Radio in the 1970s.

Janice Longone Age, Family, and Early Life

Janice Longone was 89 years old. She was born on 31st of July, 1933. She was of American nationality. Longone was the second of Alexander and Edith Gropman Bluestein’s three children, and both were immigrants from Eastern Europe.

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She was raised in a six-family tenement in the Dorchester district of Boston. Her mother worked as a housewife, and her father sold kitchen appliances. Her father used to quiz the kids during noisy family dinners about traditional Jewish fare like gefilte fish and stuffed cabbage rolls.

Janice Longone Career, What was her profession?

At the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Library’s Special Collections, Jan Longone oversaw the American Culinary History section. Early admirers of Longone’s out-of-print cookbook collection included Julia Child, James Beard, and Craig Claiborne, the culinary editor for the New York Times.

She founded The Wine and Food Library in 1972 as a result of their passion; it is still one of the most significant antiquarian culinary resources in the world and sells books by mail order or private appointment.

Janice Longone Net Worth, How much does she earn?

The net worth details of Janice Longone aren’t available.

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Which school did she go to? What was her major?

Longone enrolled at Bridgewater State Teacher’s College, becoming the first member of her family to attend college (now Bridgewater State University).

In 1954, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. Later, she pursued graduate studies at Cornell University, where she finished the requirements for a Ph.D. in Chinese history.

Janice Longone Husband, Was she dating/married? Any children?

Longone married Daniel T. (Dan) Longone, her childhood sweetheart, after receiving her college degree. She had first met Dan when she was a teenager spending the summers swimming at Revere Beach near Boston.

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The Longones relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1959 because Dan had been given a position at the University of Michigan’s Chemistry Department. In 1988, he left his position as a professor of organic chemistry.

Her social media reach.

Although we quickly searched for Janice Longone  on social media, we were unable to locate her there.

Janice Longone’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation

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Hair ColorGrey
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Janice Longone’s which you should be known

Zodiac signLeo
Relationship statusMarried
PartnerDaniel T. Longone