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Encyclopedia of Food & Culture
Call Number: print copy: Clapp Reference GT2850 .E53 2003
600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering food preparation, distribution and storage, holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines.
Oxford Companion to Food by
Call Number: Clapp Reference TX349 .D38 1999
"The magnum opus on the subject by one of the world's greatest authorities on the history and use of food and foodstuffs the world over."
Cambridge World History of Food
Ranging from the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues we face today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated.