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Culinary Arts: Food in Society and Culture

This is a guide to information resources in the field of culinary arts.

Reference Books on Food and Society

Food, Feasts, and Faith: an encyclopedia of food culture in world religions. 2 volumes.
The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Foodways (vol. 7)

Books on Food, Culture, and Society

The Cultural Feast: an introduction to food and society
The Social Archaeology of Food: thinking about eating from prehistory to the present
Habeas Codfish: reflections on food and the law
Elegant Eating : four hundred years of dining in style
Death Warmed Over: funeral food, rituals, and customs from around the world
The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine
Foods of the Americas : native recipes and traditions
Three Squares: the invention of the American meal
No Foreign Food: the American diet in time and place
Kitchen Culture in America: popular representations of food, gender, and race
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?: American women and the kitchen in the twentieth century
All Stirred Up: suffrage cookbooks, food, and the battle for women's right to vote
Religion, Food, and Eating in North America
Kosher USA: how coke bacame kosher and other tales of modern food
Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian
The Great Kosher Meat War Of 1902: immigrant housewives and the riots that shook New York City
Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish foodways in the age of migration
Native Foodways
The Color of Food : stories of race, resilience and farming
Fast Food: roadside restaurants in the automobile age
In Meat We Trust: an unexpected history of carnivore America
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: inside America's underground food movements
Watching What We Eat: the evolution of television cooking shows
The Story of Sushi: an unlikely saga of raw fish and rice
Sugar: a Bitterweet History

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A Few Subject Headings

Fast Food Restaurants

Food law

Food habits

food -- social aspects

television cooking shows

sugar -- social aspects

food -- religious aspects

Some Keywords and Strategies

food and ritual

food and culture



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