Food History

See also food and drink.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Yes, Chef
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue
Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
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
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
The True History of Chocolate
Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present (European Perspectives)
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Front Row Center's Passion in the Kitchen by Cynthia B. AinswortheMom's Island Bakens by Martha Char LoveGluten Free Slow Cooker by F.L. CloverMastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von BremzenFrench Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
Unusual Cookbooks
112 books — 32 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