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History of Food - World
A History of Food
Call Number: URI Ref. TX353 .T6413 2009
Publication Date: 2009
A collection of scholarly essays on the social and historical role of food and the human race. Topics include the practice of hunting and gathering, the consumption of salt and cereals, the discovery of stock-breeding and wine, the use of spices, sugar, potatoes, proteins, and more.
Cambridge World History of Food
Call Number: URI Ref. TX353 .C255 2000
Publication Date: 1999
Compilation of nearly 200 scholarly articles concerning the origins and uses of foods worldwide, from ancient times to the present day.
Food in the Ancient World from A to Z
Call Number: URI Ref. GT2853 .G8 D35 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Entries concern, “significant food, drinks, and aromas of archaic and classical Greece, of the Hellenistic Greek states, and of the Roman Empire.”
The Oxford Companion to Food
Call Number: URI Ref TX349 D36 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Provides historical origins and uses of edible plants, animals, and man-made foods.
World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence from Hunter-gatherers to the Age of Globalization
Call Number: URI Ref. TX349 .S66 2013
Publication Date: 2012
"...brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement." 2 vols.
History of Food - United States
Food and Drink in American History: A "Full Course" Encyclopedia
Call Number: URI Ref. TX349 .F5716 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Contains 664 alphabetically arranged entries on topics such as fast food, GMOs, stores and chain restaurants, ethnic cuisine, meatpacking, regional foods, prohibition, salt, slow food movement, TV dinners and the World Trade Organization. Includes a chronology of food-related events in America, from prehistoric settlement to provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. 3 vols.
Almanacs and Chronologies
Food History Almanac: Over 1,300 Years of World Culinary History, Culture, and Social Influence
Call Number: URI Ref. TX353 .C568 2014
Publication Date: 2013
Organized in calendar format, contains entries for each day of the year from medieval times to the present. Topics include celebrations, food-related moments in history, food & war, food firsts, explorers & adventurers, crime & punishment, food & the law, food & religion, journals & letters, and food business. 2 vols.
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