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Resource Guide:
History of Food

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Customs relative to private lifeGT 2400-3390.5
Nutrition. Foods and food supplyTX 341-641
Agriculture HistoryS419-482
CookingTX642-840

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Food--History
  • Food--History--20th century.
  • Food--History--Juvenile literature.
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Canning and preserving
  • Comfort food
  • Desserts
  • Fireplace cooking
  • Jewish cooking
  • Roasting (Cooking)
  • Skillet Cooking
  • Smoking (Cooking)
  • Community Cookbooks
  • Dinners and dining

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Food History Almanac : Over 1,300 Years of World Culinary History, Culture, and Social InfluenceeBook
Food : A Culinary HistoryeBook
Food in World HistoryeBook
Food in Time and Place : The American Historical Association Companion to Food HistoryeBook
A history of foodTX 353 .T6413 1992
Much depends on dinner : the extraordinary history and mythology, allure and obsessions, perils and taboos of an ordinary mealGT 2860 .V57 1988
Food and agriculture during the Civil WarE 468.9 .H87 2016
Food & drink in Britain : from the Stone Age to the 19th centuryTX 837 .Y62 1978
The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals GT 2850 .P65 2006
Holy feast and holy fast : the religious significance of food to medieval womenBR 253 .B96 1987
The classical cookbookTX 723.5 .G8 D24 1996
The book of lost recipes : the best signature dishes from historic restaurants rediscoveredTX 715 .S2756 2016
Columbus Menu: Italian Cuisine after the First Voyage of Christopher Columbus a cultural historyTX 723 .M58 1992
Home on the range : a culinary history of the American WestTX 715 .L93 1993
Eating History : Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American CuisineeBook
Medieval Tastes : Food, Cooking, and the TableeBook
Medieval Tastes : Food, Cooking, and the TableeBook
Beef : A Global HistoryeBook
How the Other Half Ate : A History of Working-Class Meals at the Turn of the CenturyeBook
Stirring the Pot : A History of African CuisineeBook

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Irish Food
  • Food in Canada
  • Anthropology of food
  • Journal of Ethnic Food

Selected Websites and Digital Archives