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Beeghly Library Books

Food Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

3 Volumes

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Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

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Larousse Gastronomique: the World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia

The Wine Bible

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Library Databases

Internet Resources

General Resources

A Glossary of Cookery and Other Terms - "An accumulation of the glossaries compiled for six Prospect Books facsimile reprints or transcripts of English cookery texts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries."

HEARTH (Home Economics Archive Research Tradition History) - "Is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance."

National Agricultural Library Digital Collections - The NALDC offers rich searching, browsing and retrieval of digital materials and collections, and provides reliable, long-term online access to selected publications. NALDC includes historical publications, U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research, and more.

The Sifter - The Sifter is a publicly available searchable database and is designed to be a tool to aid in finding, identifying and comparing historical and contemporary writing on food and related topics.

Southern Foodways Alliance - The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and explores the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. Our work sets a welcome table where all may consider our history and our future in a spirit of respect and reconciliation.


Agriculture and Food Security - "A peer-reviewed open access journal that addresses the challenge of global food security."

Anthropology of Food - "A webjournal dedicated to the human and social sciences of food. Anthropology of Food is an open access multilingual academic journal"

Graduate Association for Food Studies - "The Graduate Association for Food Studies (GAFS) is the official graduate student caucus of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). GAFS is an interdisciplinary academic community founded in the spring of 2014 with the goals of connecting graduate students interested in food and promoting their exceptional work."

Books and Journals - A non-profit, public digital library founded in 1996. Their stated mission is to provide "universal access to all knowledge." In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating for a free and open Internet.

HathiTrust - HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items.

Cookbooks and Recipes

Cookbooks and Home Economics - UCLA

Cookery and Culture Digital Collection - Utah State University - The digitized historical cookbooks in this collection date from the 1700s to the 1900s. Mostly American and British, they contain not only recipes, but also elegant engravings of table settings and cooking paraphernalia, home remedies and cure-all tonics, instructions on managing servants, and more.

Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project - Michigan State University Library's online collection of influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century.

Feast Afrique - is a celebration of West African culinary heritage curated by Ozoz Sokoh.

Manuscript Cookbooks Survey - "A database of pre-1865 English-language manuscript cookbooks held in U. S. public institutions as well as a database of kitchen artifacts used at the time these manuscripts were written."

Szathmary Recipe Pamphlet Digital Collection - The University of Iowa collection includes more than 4,000 promotional recipe pamphlets, published mainly by food and appliance manufacturers and trade associations (the majority are listed in this index). Dating from the late 19th century to the present, this advertising ephemera reflects the evolution of the modern American diet.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carson Gulley Cookbook Collection

"Carson Gulley (1897-1962) gained such legendary status as a chef on the UW-Madison campus that both a building and a pie were named for him."

Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking In Wartime

"The Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking in Wartime collection presents books and government publications documenting the national effort to promote and implement a plan to make food the key to winning World War I."

Virginia Tech Digitized Rare Books - Includes many publications from the library's Culinary History Collection.