Food History

See also food and drink.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
The Food of a Younger Land: The WPA's Portrait of Food in Pre-World War II America
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
97 Orchard : An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables
Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat
The Taste Of War: World War Two And The Battle For Food
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America
White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
Salt: A World History
Food in History
Spice: The History of a Temptation
In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food
An Edible History of Humanity
Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal
Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present (European Perspectives)
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
The True History of Chocolate
The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice
Gluten Free Slow Cooker by F.L. CloverMom's Island Bakens by Martha Char LoveMastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von BremzenFrench Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille GuilianoIndian Spice Kitchen by Monisha Bharadwaj
Unusual Cookbooks
102 books — 17 voters


James Boswell
My definition of man is a cooking animal. The beasts have memory, judgement, and the faculties and passions of our minds in a certain degree; but no beast is a cook.
James Boswell, The Journals, 1762-95