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Food Studies



link to catalog page, Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States Author: Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller
Pub Date: April 2009

The comprehensive guide to wild mushrooms in the heartland--perfect for the coffee table, glove box, and kitchen   learn more...

link to catalog page FLAMMANG, The Taste for Civilization

The Taste for Civilization

Food, Politics, and Civil Society

Author: Janet A. Flammang
Pub Date: November 2009

From table talk to farmers' markets, analyzing the cultural politics of what and how we eat   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Turkey

The Turkey

An American Story

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Pub Date: October 2009

"Talking turkey" about the bird you thought you knew   learn more...

link to catalog page DU BOIS, The World of Soy Author: Edited by Christine M. Du Bois, Chee-Beng Tan, and Sidney Mintz
Pub Date: August 2008

A lively discussion of soy production and consumption   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Herbalist in the Kitchen Author: Gary Allen
Pub Date: June 2007

The ultimate book for anyone cooking with herbs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Marketing Nutrition

Marketing Nutrition

Soy, Functional Foods, Biotechnology, and Obesity

Author: Brian Wansink
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2007

The ins and outs of the marketing of food   learn more...

link to catalog page SMITH, Peanuts

Peanuts

The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Pub Date: 2007

The peanut’s rise from a lowly bean to national favorite   learn more...

link to catalog page SYMONS, A History of Cooks and Cooking Author: Michael Symons
Pub Date: Cloth: 2000; Paper: 2004

Exploring the civilizing role that cooks and cooking have played in world history from Plato to Marx, from carnivores to vegetarians   learn more...

link to catalog page WILLIAMS, The Ethics of Diet

The Ethics of Diet

A Catena of Authorities Deprecatory of the Practice of Flesh-Eating

Author: Howard Williams
Pub Date: November 2003

One hundred twenty-year-old classic in vegetarianism. A compendium of writings against flesh-eating by writers ranging from Plato to Schopenhauer, Ovid to Thoreau.   learn more...

link to catalog page SHUMAN, Favorite Dishes

Favorite Dishes

A Columbian Autograph Souvenir Cookery Book

Author: Compiled by Carrie V. Shuman
Pub Date: January 2001

Favorite Dishes affords an unusual and interesting look into the way the early women’s movement used conventional means to manipulate their way into a man’s world, and provides insight into how food, women, and American attitudes were changing at the end of a century.   learn more...

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