Are you trying to answer a food history question? We offer the following five suggestions.
Go to our Kindle eBook list, our Compact Edition booklist, or our Bookshelf Edition booklist and click on individual titles to see short descriptions. Kindle Editions are of course immediately accessible through Amazon.com. You can order Compact Editions directly from us. You can order Bookshelf Editions either from Amazon.com or from us, and Amazon's delivery to you may be quicker than ours would be. Some of the print editions may already be available to you at a local museum bookstore.
Reprints of classic cookbooks also assist in gaining insight into early periods of American food history.
Our FoodNotes articles cover a wide variety of food history topics.
Your local public library, any university library, and many used/rare bookstores offer opportunities for food history research. One particularly helpful set of vintage books is the Time-Life series Foods of the World, published in the late 1960's and early 1970's, with 27 volumes surveying most major cuisines.
Enter an appropriate group of words into the Google search block shown above (or your preferred search engine). We find that many food history searches are effectively accomplished when the topic words are supplemented by “history” and “origin.” (For example, type into the block “mayonnaise history origin,” examine the results from Google, and then click on the most promising web addresses offered. Subsequent searches may need adjustments in the words submitted, in order to narrow in on the results desired. One very helpful option is to choose the More: Books option for additional Google searches. — And for mayonnaise history, you can also simply see our FoodNotes article “Mayo Info!”)
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