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Week of October 19, 2009

News Item: Food lovers across the country were shocked with the announcement that Gourmet, the 69-year-old “magazine of good living,” will cease publication after its November issue. Publisher Condé Nast cited the current state of the economy and losses in ad pages as major reasons for shutting down Gourmet‘s presses. Although not necessarily a substitute for the magazine, here are a few titles related to foodways, cooking, and cuisine that Gourmet readers can “devour” after their subscriptions expire.

African American Foodways: Explorations of History and Culture
Edited by Anne L. Bower. University of Illinois Press, 2007
Call Number: TX715 .A2428 2007

American Cookery, or The Art of Dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry, and Vegetables, and the Best…
By Amelia Simmons. 1798
Call Number: Available online via Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800

Bento Box in the Heartland: My Japanese Girlhood in Whitebread America
By Linda Furiya. Seal Press, 2006
Call Number: F534 .V34 F87 2006

A Bite Off Mama’s Plate: Mothers’ and Daughters’ Connections through Foods
By Miriam Meyers. Bergin & Garvey, 2001
Call Number: GT2853 .U5 M48 2001

Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power
By Psyche A. Williams-Forson. University of North Carolina Press, 2006
Call Number: GT2868.5 .W55 2006 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
By Richard Wrangham. Basic Books, 2009
Call Number: GN799 .F6 W73 2009

Changing Chinese Foodways in Asia
Edited by David Y. H. Wu and Tan Chee-beng. Chinese University Press, 2001
Call Number: GT2853 .C6 C42 2001

Chicanas and Latin American Women Writers Exploring the Realm of the Kitchen As a Self-Empowering Site
Edited by Maria Claudia Andre. Edwin Mellen Press, 2001
Call Number: PQ7081 .C43 2001

Cooking and Dining in Medieval England
By Peter Brears. Prospect Books, 2008
Call Number: TX705 .B823 2008

Cooking Lessons: The Politics of Gender and Food
Edited by Sherrie A. Inness. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001
Call Number: GT2853 .U5 C66 2001

Cooking Up the Past: Food and Culinary Practices in the Neolithic and Bronze Age Aegean
Edited by Christopher Mee and Josette Renard. Oxbow, 2007
Call Number: GT2853 .A2 C66 2007

Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture
By Sherrie A. Inness. University of Iowa Press, 2001
Call Number: TX715 .I545 2001

Dueling Chefs: A Vegetarian and a Meat Lover Debate the Plate
By Maggie Pleskac and Sean Carmichael. University of Nebraska Press, 2007
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Eating Identities: Reading Food in Asian American Literature – FAU Faculty Publication
By Wenying Xu. University of Hawaii Press, 2008
Call Number: PS153 .A84 X8 2008 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialities, From Kansas City to Cuzco
By Calvin Trillin. Random House, 2003
Call Number: TX715 .T775 2003

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
By Eric Schlosser. Houghton Mifflin, 2001
Call Number: TX718 .S2968 2000 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Feeding the Nation: Nutrition and Health in Britain Before World War One
By Yuriko Akiyama. Tauris Academic Studies, 2008
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food
By Susan Marks. Simon & Schuster, 2005
Call Number: TX649 .C76 M37 2005

Food Culture in France
By Julia Abramson. Greenwood Press, 2007
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Food in the USA: A Reader
Edited by Carole Counihan. Routledge, 2002
Call Number: GT2853 .U5 F663 2002

The Food of Paradise: Exploring Hawaii’s Culinary Heritage
By Rachel Laudan. University of Hawaii Press, 1996
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Food of the World
Global Media, 2009
Available online via NetLibrary – see below

  • Afghanistan & Bangladesh
  • Bhutan & Brunei
  • Burma & Cambodia
  • China & India
  • France
  • Indonesia & Japan
  • Italy
  • Korea & Laos
  • Malaysia & Mongolia
  • Nepal & Pakistan
  • Philippines & Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka & Thailand
  • Tibet & Vietnam

From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies: Critical Perspectives on Women and Food
Edited by Arlene Voski Avakian and Barbara Haber. University of Massachusetts Press, 2005
Call Number: HQ1111 .F76 2005

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
By Ruth Reichl. Penguin Books, 2006
Call Number: TX649 .R45 A3 2006

The Gourmet Cookbook
Gourmet Magazine, 2 vols., 1957-1959
Call Number: TX633 .G72

Hog & Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America
By Frederick Douglass Opie. Columbia University Press, 2008
Call Number: TX715 .O548 2008

Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists
By Richard Wilk. Berg, 2006
Call Number: GT2853 .B45 W55 2006

Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration
By Hasia R. Diner. Harvard University Press, 2001
Call Number: GT2853 .U5 D54 2001

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir
By Giulia Melucci. Grand Central Pub., 2009
Call Number: TX357 .M488 2009

Jamaican Food: History, Biology, Culture
By B. W. Higman. University of West Indies Press, 2008
Call Number: GT2853 .J3 H55 2008

Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food
By Chitrita Banerji. Seagull Books, 2007
Call Number: GT2853 .I5 B365 2007

Latino Food Culture
By Zilkia Janer. Greenwood Press, 2008
Call Number: TX716 .A1 J36 2008

Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South
By Marcie Cohen Ferris. University of North Carolina Press, 2005
Call Number: TX724 .F372 2005

The Medieval Cook
By Bridget Ann Henisch. Boydell Press, 2009
Call Number: GT2853 .E8 H464 2009

Movable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food
By Gregory McNamee. Praeger, 2007
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
Edited by Andrew F. Smith. Oxford University Press, 2004
Call Number: TX349 .E45 2004 (Boca Raton Reference, Non-Circulating)

Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table
By Sherrie A. Inness. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Call Number: GT2855 .I66 2006

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China
By Fuchsia Dunlop. W.W. Norton, 2008
Call Number: TX724.5 .C5 D868 2008

Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America the Joy of Cooking
By Anne Mendelson. H. Holt, 1996
Call Number: TX649 .A1 M46 1996

Taste: The Story of Britain through Its Cooking
By Kate Colquhoun. Bloomsbury, 2007
Call Number: GT2853 .G7 C65 2007

Voices in the Kitchen: Views of Food and the World from Working-Class Mexican and Mexican American Women
By Meredith E. Abarca. Texas A&M University Press, 2006
Call Number: TX716 .M4 A33 2006