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A research guide for the cultural aspects of food.
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Perhaps one of the books in this series Food Culture Around the World will work for you. Countries include: China, India, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico South America, Spain and Sub-Saharan Africa. And there are also books that cover different groups/regions in the US.

"Well researched and truly fascinating look at the culture, foods and their origins all over the sub continent, broken down by region ... definitely one for the shelves to come back to time and again." -- Menu Magazine

    • California Studies in Food and Culture
      Browse through the list, for a fascinating list of titles. If you find one of itnerest, search for it in OneSearch; if we don't have it, request it through InterLibrary Loan.

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    • World Cat
      Use this huge catalog to discover books and then determine if the book is in our Library.
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    Book of the day (or so)

    These books caught my attention; perhaps you will find them interesting as well.

    Click on the title to get information from the EUREKA Library Catalog, click on the photo to read about the book from,

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    A history of food
    Call Number: 4 North TX 353 .T6413 2009
    ISBN: 1405181192
    Publication Date: 2009
    "This book should be in all libraries where history and food are a concern. It gives information that is not available anywhere else. It is well written and fascinating reading." --American Reference Books Annual

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    Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life
    Call Number: 4 NORTH S 521.5 .A67 K56 2007
    ISBN: 9780060852559
    Publication Date: 2007
    "This book chronicles the year that Barbara Kingsolver, along with her husband and two daughters, made a commitment to become locavores–those who eat only locally grown foods. This first entailed a move away from their home in non-food-producing Tuscon to a family farm in Virginia, where they got right down to the business of growing and raising their own food and supporting local farmers."--Library School Journal

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    The Cultural Feast - Carol A. Bryant; Kathleen M. DeWalt; Anita Courtney; Jeffery Schwartz
    Call Number: 2 North Reference TX 353 .C85 2003
    ISBN: 0534525822
    Publication Date: 2003-03-11
    "THE CULTURAL FEAST looks at the impact of evolution, geography, environment, social structure, and religion on food practices around the world." 1985 version is available for check out.

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