FOOD CULTURE and NUTRITION

Threshermen's cook car with two women carrying food, likely in North Dakota, about 1890 (F.A. Pazandak Photo Collection, Library of Congress)

North American Historical Studies

Non-Indigenous

Belasco WJ. 2006. Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry. updated edition. Cornell University Press. [history; food and counterculture; change; health food; late 20th century; North America; United States]

Berdanier CD. 2006. Food Shortages During World War II: Can We Learn from This Experience? A Look at How Americans Coped During Difficult Wartime Conditions, and Lessons for Today. Nutrition Today 41(4):160-163. [history; food rationing; North America; United States]

Biltekoff C. 2002. "Strong Men and Women Are Not Products of Improper Food": Domestic Science and the History of Eating and Identity. Journal for the Study of Food and Society 6(1):60-69. [history; eating habits; domestic science; North America; United States]

Bower A. 2007. African American Foodways: Explorations of History and Culture. University of Illinois Press. [cooking; meanings; North America; South America; African Americans]

Carney J. 2001. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas. Harvard University Press. [history; Atlantic World; Africa; Gambia; North America; South Carolina; Georgia; South America; Eastern Amazon]

Cazaux Sackman D. 2005. Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden. University of California Press. [history; politics; industrial production; North America; California]

Cinotto S. 2002. Leonard Covello, the Covello Collection and the Alimentary History of Italian Immigrants in New York. Quaderni Storici 37(3):719-745. [history; North America; United States; New York City; East Harlem; Italian Americans]

Coe A. 2009. Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States. Oxford University Press. [North America; Americanization; Chinese-American cuisine]

Comer J. 2000. North America from 1492 to the Present. In The Cambridge World History of Food. KF Kiple, KC Ornelas, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 1304-1323. Cambridge University Press. [history; foodways; modernization; commercialization; North America; North American Indians]

Cooke N, ed. 2009. What's to Eat? Entrees in Canadian Food History. McGill-Queen's University Press. [collected essays; history; foodstuffs; foodways; North America]

Creighton LC. 2000. Old Southern Apples. University of Tennessee Press. [history; food use; North America; United States]

Diner HR. 2001. Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration. Harvard University Press. [history; acculturation; North America]

Dirks R. 2003. Diet and Nutrition in Poor and Minority Communities in the United States 100 Years Ago. Annu Rev Nutr 23:81-100. [nutritional history; poverty; immigrants; North America; United States; African Americans; Appalachia]

Dirks R. 2010. What Early Dietary Studies of African Americans Tell Us About Soul Foods. Repast XXVI(2 (2)):8-18. [history; diet; North America; African Americans]

Dirks R. 2011. Come & Get It!: Mcdonaldlizatio​N and Disappearance of Local Food from a Central Illinois Community McLean County Historical Society. [history; food habits; foodways; food and culture; North America; United States; Midwest; McLean County; Bloomington]

Donofrio GA. 2007. Feeding the City. Gastronomica 7(4):30-41. [food system; markets; history; planning; North America]

Drymon MM.2010. Scotch-Irish Foodways in America. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. [history; cookery; North America; United States]

DuPuis EM. 2007. Angels and Vegetables: A Brief History of Food Advice in America. Gastronomica 7(3):34-44. [history; prescriptive nutrition; North America; United States]

Duran N. 2006. Dietary Intake: Changes Related to Seasonal Hunger and Economic Class in the United States at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 9(1):41-48. [history; nutrition; seasonal hunger; North America; United States]

Eden T. 2008. Early American Table: Food and Society in the New World. Northern Illinois University. [history; identity; North America; United States]

Eisnach D, Covey HC. 2012. What the Slaves Ate: Recollections of African American Foods and Foodways from the Slave Narratives. Greenwood. [history; food habits; nutrition; North America; United States; American South]

Ellis B. 2009. Whispers in an Ice Cream Parlor: Culinary Tourism, Contemporary Legends, and the Urban Interzone. Journal of American Folklore 122(483):53-74. [history; women; folklore; avoidance; North America; United States]

Fogel RW. 2004. The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America, and the Third World. Cambridge University Press. [history; dietary change; anthropometrics; technophysio (cultural) evolution; Europe; North America]

Gabaccia D. 2000. We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Foods and the Making of Americans. Harvard University Press. [history; ethnic identity; North America; United States]

Gdula S. 2008. The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Home. Bloomsbury. [history; food habits; North America; United States]

Grimes W. 2009. Appetite City: A Culinary History of New York. North Point Press. [restaurant industry; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Gordon BM, et al. 2007. Food in American History: Part 10. Greens: Part 1. Vegetable Greens in a Historical Context. Nutrition Today 42:88. [food use; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Lockett CT. 2001. Food in American History, Part 1: Maize Boutiful Gifts: America on the Eve of European Colonization (Antiquity to 1565). Nutrition Today 36(1):19-28. [food use; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Lockett CT. 2001. Food in American History, Part 2: Turkey. Nutrition Today 36(2):88-96. [food use; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Lockett CT. 2001. Food in American History, Part 3: Beans: Revolution and Expansion: The Frontier Experience (1776-1848). Nutrition Today 36(3):172-181. [food use; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Lockett CT. 2001. Food in American History, Part 4: Apples. Nutrition Today 36(4):215-222. [food use; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Lockett CT. 2002. Food in American History, Part 5: Pork a Nation Divided: The American Civil War Era (1861-1865). Nutrition Today 37(3):110-117. [food use; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Lockett CT. 2005. Food in American History, Part 7: Wheat: Best of Times, Worst of Times (1910-1941). Nutrition Today 40:138. [food use; North America; United States]

Grivetti LE, Corlett JL, Lockett CT. 2006. Food in American History: Part 8. Potatoes: World War Ii: Home Front and Abroad (1941-1945). Nutrition Today 41(3):125-130. [food use; North America; United States]

Hayes JL. 2000. Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War Ii and the Way We Cooked. St Martin's Press. [history; food supply; North America; United States]

Horsman R. 2008. Feast or Famine: Food and Drink in American Westward Expansion. University of Missouri Press. [history; North America; United States]

Inness SA. 2000. Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture. University of Iowa Press. [history; gender relations; kitchen; appliances; cookery; cooking lessons; North America; United States]

Inness SA. 2001. Kitchen Culture in America: Popular Representations of Food, Gender, Race. University of Pennsylvania Press. [collected essays; history; women's roles; gender relations; family; North America; United States]

Jenkins VS. 2000. Bananas: An American History. Smithsonian Institution. [food use; history; North America; United States]

Kuh P. 2000. The Last Days of Haute Cuisine: America's Culinary Revolution. Viking. [history; 20th century cuisine; restaurants; food writers; North America; United States]

Kurlansky M. 2006. The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. Ballantine Books. [history; food specie; North America; United States; New York City]

Kurlansky M. 2009. The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--before the National Highway System, before Chain Restaurants, and before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal. Riverhead. [history; Great Depression; WPA; foodways; North America; United States]

Lovett L. 2005. The Popeye Principle: Selling Child Health in the First Nutrition Crisis. Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law 30(5):803-838. [malnutrition; nutrition education; children; North America; United States]

McWilliams JE. 2005. "How Unripe We Are": The Intellectual Construction of American Foodways. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 8(2):143-160(118). [history; politics; identity; American Revolution; North America; United States]

McWilliams JE. 2005. A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America. Columbia University Press. [history; colonial period; North America; United States]

Mudry JJ. 2009. Measured Meals: Nutrition in America. State University of New York Press. [history; nutrition science; North America; United States]

Mullins PR. 2008. Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut University of Florida Press. [history; North America; United States]

Neuhaus J. 2002. Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking: Cookbooks and Gender in Modern America. Johns Hopkins University Press. [history; cookbooks; gender relations; North America; United States]

Opie FD. 2008. Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America. Columbia University Press. [history; North America; United States; African American]

Ozersky J. 2008. The Hamburger: A History. Yale University Press. [foodstuffs; North America; United States]

Penfold S. 2008. The Donut: A Canadian History. University of Toronto Press. [North America; Canada]

Pinney T. 2005. A History of Wine in America: From Prohibition to the Present. University of California. [business; industry; North America]

Poe TN. 2001. The Labour and Leisure of Food Production as a Mode of Ethnic Identity Building among Italians in Chicago, 1890-1940. Rethinking History 5(1):131-148. [history; foodways; community; North America; Italian Americans]

Pucciarelli D. 2006. The Medicinal and Dietary Use of Chocolate in Early America as Told through 19th-Century Cookbooks. Appetite 47. [history; food use; North America; United States]

Reed LJ. 2000. Arctic and Subarctic Regions. In The Cambridge World History of Food. KF Kiple, KC Ornelas, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 1323-1329. Cambridge University Press. [history; acculturation; feasts; North American Indians]

Richman A. 2010. America the Edible : A Hungry History, from Sea to Dining Sea. Rodale Books. [history; travel; foodways; North America; United States ]

Rood DS. 2008. Some Wichita Recollections: Aspects of Culture Reflected in Language. Plains Anthropologist 53(208):395-+. [ethnohistory; foods; food preparation; North American Indians; Caddoan]

Salinger SV. 2002. Taverns and Drinking in Early America. Johns Hopkins University Press. [history; food use; brews; North America]

Sand J. 2005. A Short History of Msg: Good Science, Bad Science, and Taste Cultures. Gastronomica 5(4):38-49. [history; flavor agent; food chemistry; mass marketing; East Asia; China; Japan; North America; United States]

Santlofer J. 2007. "Hard as the Hubs of Hell": Crackers in War. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 10(2):191-209. [foodstuffs; biscuits; industrial food; history; North America; Civil War ]

Smith AF. 2000. Souper Tomatoes: The Story of America's Favorite Food. Rutgers University Press. [history; foodstuffs; cookery; North America; United States]

Smith AF. 2001. Pure Ketchup: A History of America's National Condiment. Smithsonian Institution Press. [history; food use; North America; United States]

Smith AF. 2001. The Tomato in America: Early History, Culture, and Cookery. University of Illinois Press. [history; food use; cookery; North America; United States]

Smith AF, ed. 2004. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2 Vols. Oxford University Press. [collected essays; history; contemporary food habits; North America]

Smith AF. 2009. Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine. Columbia University Press. [food habits; North America; United States]

Smith AF. 2012. American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food. University of California Press. [food species; history; industrial food; North America]

Soluri J. 2005. Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, & Environmental Change in Honduras & the United States. University of Texas Press. [history; foodstuffs; Central America; North America]

Steinberg EF, Prost JH. 2008. A Menu and a Mystery: The Case of the 1834 Delmonico Bill of Fare. Gastronomica 8(2):40-50. [history; restaurant; North America; New York]

Steinberg EF, Prost JH. 2011. From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways. University of Illinois Press. [history; North America; United States]

Tunc TE. 2012. Less Sugar, More Warships: Food as American Propaganda in the First World War. War in History 19(2):193-216. [history; food use; North America; United States]

Turner KL. 2006. Buying, Not Cooking: Ready-to-Eat Food in American Urban Working-Class Neighborhoods, 18801930. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 9(1):13-39(27). [history; industrial laborers; urban, working-class families; cooking; ready-cooked foods; North America; United States]

Weaver WW. 2003. Country Scrapple: An American Tradition. Stackpole Books. [history; cookery; left-overs; North America; United States]

Weaver WW. 2009. The Water Gate Inn: Pennsylvania Dutch Goes Mainstream. Gastronomica 9(3):25-31. [history; ethnic foodways; North America; Amish]

Willard P. 2008. America Eats!: On the Road with the Wpa - the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food. Bloomsbury USA. [history; Great Depression; foodways; North America; United States]

Woloson W. 2002. Refined Tastes: Sugar, Confectionery, and Consumers in Nineteenth-Century America. Johns Hopkins University Press. [history; food use; sugar; candy; ice cream; sweets; consumer culture; North America]

Ziegelman J. 2010. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement. Smithsonian. [history; foodways; North America; New York City; European immigrants]

see North American History Archive for items published before 2000

Updated 10/2012