Popular Food History Books

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Salt: A World History Salt: A World History (Paperback)
by (shelved 64 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.74 — 52,135 ratings — published 2002
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An Edible History of Humanity An Edible History of Humanity (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.73 — 3,992 ratings — published 2010
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Food in History Food in History (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.97 — 1,434 ratings — published 1973
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A History of the World in 6 Glasses A History of the World in 6 Glasses (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.76 — 17,477 ratings — published 2005
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The True History of Chocolate The True History of Chocolate (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,197 ratings — published 1996
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Hardcover)
by (shelved 18 times as food-history)
avg rating 4.18 — 171,699 ratings — published 2006
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History of Food History of Food (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as food-history)
avg rating 4.01 — 362 ratings — published 1987
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 15 times as food-history)
avg rating 4.06 — 44,612 ratings — published 2001
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Breakfast: A History Breakfast: A History (Hardcover)
by (shelved 12 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.71 — 132 ratings — published 2013
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Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.79 — 135 ratings — published 1995
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First Bite: How We Learn to Eat First Bite: How We Learn to Eat (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.86 — 2,374 ratings — published 2015
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Food: The History of Taste Food: The History of Taste (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as food-history)
avg rating 4.09 — 184 ratings — published 2007
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Sugar: A Bittersweet History Sugar: A Bittersweet History (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.67 — 295 ratings — published 2008
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Beans: A History Beans: A History (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as food-history)
avg rating 3.59 — 153 ratings — published 2007
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Mark Kurlansky
“The medieval church imposed fast days on which sexual intercourse and the eating of flesh were forbidden, but eating "cold" foods was permitted. because fish came from water, it was deemed cold, as were waterfowl and whale, but meat was considered hot food.”
Mark Kurlansky, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

“Much of the way food has been shaped and formed in prisons is due to the cultural thought about prisoners in general, and how they should be treated by society and by the state. Food in prison is a reflection of culture and cultural thinking about criminal justice and reform.”
Erika Camplin

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