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HIST 2: Foodways: A Global History


Finding Books: Searching for Cookbooks and Food in History

OskiCat is the UC Berkeley Library web catalog.

Subject headings:
Cooking, American
Mexican American cooking
Food -- History
Food habits -- History
Holl gastronomy (for materials in the Holl Gastronomy Collection)

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Suggested Print Resources

Food culture in Great Britain / Laura Mason. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
  • Bioscience & Natural Resources Cookery TX717 .M387 2004

Food in history / Reay Tannahill. New York : Stein and Day, [1973].
  • Bioscience & Natural Resources TX353 .T6
    Also held at Anthropology and Moffitt libraries.

Book of household management / Beeton, Mrs. (Isabella Mary), 1836-1865. Various editions.

The Cambridge world history of food, v. 1-2 / Kenneth F. Kiple, Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas, editors. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Bioscience & Natural Resources Reserves TX353 .C255 2000.

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Online Books

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Finding Articles

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Food History Article Databases

Academic Search Complete
Multidisciplinary source for scholarly journal and popular magazine articles; indexes and abstracts articles from more than 10,900 English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese sources. Full text is available for over 5300 journals.

Historical Abstracts
Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history from 1450 to the present. Articles covered were written from 1954 to the present.

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