Food History

See also food and drink.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
The Drunken Botanist
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
An Edible History of Humanity
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables
Salt: A World History
Spice: The History of a Temptation
Food in History
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
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present (European Perspectives)
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
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 GuilianoMycophilia by Eugenia Bone
Unusual Cookbooks
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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