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Research Starters - Food Science
Background Information - EBOOKS
Archaeology of Food
The Archaeology of Food offers more than 250 entries spanning geographic and temporal contexts and features recent discoveries alongside the results of decades of research. The contributors provide overviews of current knowledge and theoretical perspectives, raise key questions, and delve into myriad scientific, archaeological, and material analyses to add depth to our understanding of food.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
An update to the 2004 edition, this revision adds more than 500 new entries, and updates previous entries with current information. Culinary profiles of 30 American cities are also included. New topics cover the rise in popularity of organic farming and foods, the locavore movement, and food imports.
The Cambridge World History of Food
This work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. It offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink and takes up subjects from food fads, prejudices, and taboos to questions of food toxins, additives, labeling, and entitlements
Food History Almanac
The Food History Almanac covers 365 days of the year, with information and anecdotes relating to food history from around the world from medieval times to the present.
Food In Time and Place - The American Historical Association Companion to Food History,
The book is divided into three sections: (1) regional
studies from around the world and across time, (2) views. of modern cuisine in and out of home, and (3) food as commodity or good, popular culture, and global development. Each chapter is well documented and written by leading scholars in the field of food study.
Forty Maps that Explain Food in America
Forty maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure.
The Food Museum
A source for food exhibits, examination of food issues and resources, food history, food fun, food news on The FOOD Museum’s interactive Blog, answers to your food questions, and the museum’s favorite places and things, including restaurants, cafes, books, and films.
The Food Timeline
Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Welcome to the Food Timeline! Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some people will tell you it's impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods we eat are not invented; they evolve.