Recipient of the 2002 Alice P. Kenney Award for research and writing on the food customs and diet of the Dutch settlers in New Netherland



 Hudson Valley food;   Dutch colonial food history;   recipes; books;   unusual regional products

Culinary Historian Peter G. Rose is now one of 9 Project Specialists, including Charles T. Gehring, PhD, Director of the New Netherland Research Center; Paul Huey, scientist and archaeologist; Russell Shorto, author, historian, journalist; and Len Tantillo,  artist and historian, for a new (permanent) exhibit at the NYS Musem in Albany entitled:"THE EMPIRE STATE, New Netherland and Colonial New York."

Looking for information on Hudson Valley foods and history?? Check my books and articles on this region rich in agricultural, culinary and ethnic history. The earliest settlers, the Dutch, left a lasting mark on the Valley and on America's kitchen. My recipes are easy to cook, whether they date back 400 years, or were created only yesterday.



Food historian and award-winning author Peter Rose gives us an enlightening sampling of historical Dutch recipes adapted for the modern kitchen. From cookies and custards to savory dishes and salads, Rose shows that historical cooking—whether done over an open fire or on a stovetop—need not be a thing of the past. Rose includes an engaging overview of Dutch culinary history from the middle ages to the seventeenth century, giving readers a tour of the foodways of the Netherlands and New Netherland.  The book, published by Syracuse University Press will be AVAILABLE FALL 2019.

"History on Our Plate"

a new book from Peter G. Rose

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Peter G. Rose, Pete Rose and Peter Pamela Rose


We were in Las Vegas a few years ago with our daughter, Peter Pamela and her husband Jason. When we found Pete Rose there signing bats, balls and pictures we used this unique opportunity to get the 3 Peter Roses together...

Peter G. Rose is a woman. She was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and was educated there as well as in Switzerland. She came to the United States in the mid-1960s. She has worked as a food writer and contributed a syndicated column on family food and cooking to the New York-based Gannett newspapers for more than twenty years. She has written articles for magazines such as Gourmet and Saveur, as well as for newspapers and magazines in the Netherlands, and locally for Hudson Valley Magazine, The Valley Table and Edible Hudson.


She started her research on the influence of the Dutch on the American kitchen in the early 1980s and published her first book on the subject, The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and the New World, at the end of that decade. It was followed by Foods of the Hudson: A Seasonal Sampling of the Region's Bounty (1993); and Matters of Taste: Food and Drink in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Life with Dr. Donna R. Barnes (2002). More recently, she published Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch (2009) and Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures: a Hudson Valley Cookbook (2009), Childhood Pleasures: Dutch Children in the Seventeenth Century  (2012)

Delicious December How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents and Treats A Holiday Cookbook (2014). She is the 2002 recipient of the Alice P. Kenney Award for her research and writing on Dutch food history.


As a member of the Speakers in the Humanities program of the New York Council for the Humanities, she has lectured on historic Dutch food ways all over New York State. She illustrates her talks with paintings of the Dutch Masters and has spoken at many museums with holdings of such Dutch art all around America. She lives with her husband, Don, in South Salem, New York, in the beautiful, historic Hudson Valley.

On September 22, 2016 Peter Rose

was interviewed by Linda Pelaccio,

the host of a taste of the past.

To listen to this interview please click here.

On Thanksgiving Day I did a radio interview with Fieldstone Common, a station devoted to the history of the Northeast, on my book Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch.


Please click on the link to hear.

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