Food History

See also food and drink.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
The Food of a Younger Land: The WPA's Portrait of Food in Pre-World War II America
97 Orchard : An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat
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
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
A History of Food in 100 Recipes
Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America


  • The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson
    The Oxford Companion to Food
    Release date: Aug 21, 2014
    In its new edition the Oxford Companion to Food maintains its place as the foremost food reference resource for study and home use.

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  • 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