Food History

See also food and drink.

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure
The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue
Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America
Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food
Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York
White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
A History of Food in 100 Recipes
Salt: A World History
An Edible History of Humanity
Spice: The History of a Temptation
Food in History
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food
Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
The True History of Chocolate
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present (European Perspectives)
Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages
The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World
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
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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