Cooking up Salzburg

“All kinds of meat and drink …” How and what did people eat in Early Modern times – and why? Help us researching baroque cuisine!

food, Salzburg, baroque cuisine

The project overview

Area of Science: Humanities
Location: Salzburg, Österreich
Used Devices: without PC/Mobile, with PC/Mobile
Equipment of citizen scientists: tablet or computer with internet access
Activities of citizen scientists: other activities
Suitable for: Adults
Project duration: 02.10.2017 - 01.10.2019
Time to join in: 02.10.2017 - 01.10.2019
Expenditure of time: Introductory workshop: 3 h; flexible independent work with source material; 2 special workshops: each half a day

Project objective

The aim of the study is to demonstrate, via a detailed analysis of contexts and interrelations, the significance of food and diet as central elements in the constitution of culture, society, and economy. The rediscovery and local as well as regional contextualization of a historical cuisine provides important opportunities for engagement between academic research and the wider public with regard to gastronomy and tourism as well as current debates on culture and identity.

Citizen scientists will enter data into a specialised historical recipe database, thus achieving an additional working capacity for data entry. Subsequently, the database will allow for comparisons of regional to supra-regional dishes.

The transcribed recipes will be integrated into the historical recipe database and will be open to the public.

Participating and supporting institutions


Marlene Ernst, MA
T: +43 (0)662/8044-4788

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