Food History

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The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America
The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard
Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-To-Table History of How Beef Changed America
A Bite-Sized History of France: Delicious, Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment
The Restaurant: A History of Eating Out
Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat
Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat
Food Fights & Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste
Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
Feeding the People: The Politics of the Potato
Nacho's Nachos: The Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack
Salt: A World History
An Edible History of Humanity
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
Spice: The History of a Temptation
In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food
Food in History
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages
Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America
Swindled: From Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee—The Dark History of the Food Cheats
Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present (European Perspectives)
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food
Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors

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Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History

There is a mystery inherent in a pie by virtue of its contents being hidden beneath its crust.
Janet Clarkson, Pie: A Global History

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