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“There are two laws of the universe – gravity, and everyone likes Italian food.”
— playwright Neil Simon



mundane  food  &  household  items
Beverage Page at Maison d'Être Bookstore's Beatnik Coffee House
American Food Traditions Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
American Roadside Diners Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Potato USA [est. 1971] History of Potatoes & Potato Fun Facts

search books on keywords 'history of food' (returns 1,000 titles) at Amazon

"Cod"

"Oranges" by John McPhee
https://www.amazon.com/Oranges-John-McPhee-ebook/dp/B005E8AN0A/
https://www.amazon.com/Oranges-John-McPhee/dp/0374512973/
https://www.amazon.com/Oranges-John-McPhee/dp/0374226881/

"Salt"
https://www.amazon.com/Salt-World-History-Mark-Kurlansky-ebook/dp/B00BPDN33W/
https://www.amazon.com/Salt-World-History-Mark-Kurlansky/dp/0142001619/
https://www.amazon.com/Salt-World-History-Mark-Kurlansky/dp/0802713734/

Book of Tea 1906 classic by Kakuzo Okakura  "The Book of Tea" [1906 classic] by Kakuzo Okakura
Illustrated edition: photography by Daniel Proctor
Charles E. Tuttle hardcover [10/2000] for $18.97
Dover 8½x5½ pb [1966] for $3.95
History of the Potato book by Redcliffe N. Salaman & J.G. Hawkes  "The History and Social Influence of The Potato" [orig 1949, rev 1985]
by Redcliffe N. Salaman, Edited & with New Introduction by J.G. Hawkes

Cambridge Univ Press 2nd edition 9x6 pb [11/85] for $62.74
Cambridge Univ Press hardcover [1949] out of print/used
Food In history book by Reay Tannahill  "Food In history" [1973] by Reay Tannahill
Broadway Books 9x6 pb [5/95] for $15.62
Stein & Day Publrs 8¾x6 pb [1974] out of print/used
Paw Prints library 9¼x6 hardcover [6/2008] for $25.95
Paw Prints library hardcover [6/2008] out of print/used
Stein & Day Publrs 9x6½ hardcover [1973] out of print/150+ used
All About Coffee book by William Harrison Ukers  "All About Coffee" [1935 classic; 1975 reprint]
by William Harrison Ukers

Martino 10½x7¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $115.94
Specialty Coffee Assn. of America hardcover [1975] out of print/used
The Place of Sugar in Modern History book by Sidney W. Mintz  "Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar In Modern History" [1985]
by Sidney W. Mintz

Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [8/86] for $11.33
Penguin 8½x5¾ pb [8/86] out of print/40+ used
Viking Adult hardcover [8/85] out of print/used
Tastes of Paradise History of Spices book by Wolfgang Schivelbusch  "Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants"
[1992] by Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Translated by David Jacobson

Vintage Books 8x5 pb [6/93] for $15.20
Pantheon Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [7/92] out of print/40+ used
History of Food book by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat  "A History of Food" [1994]
by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, Translated by Anthea Bell

Wiley-Blackwell pb [9/94] out of print/used
Wiley-Blackwell hardcover [11/2008] out of print/used
Wiley-Blackwell hardcover [11/2008] out of print/used
True History of Chocolate book by Sophie & Michael Coe  "The True History of Chocolate" [1996]
by Sophie D. Coe & Michael D. Coe

Thames & Hudson 3rd edition 9x6 pb [6/2013] for $12.78
Thames & Hudson 2nd edition 9x6 pb [10/2007] for $18.38
Thames & Hudson 9x6 pb [10/2000] out of print/many, many used
Thames & Hudson 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/1996] out of print/many used
Pure Ketchup History book by Andrew F. Smith  "Pure Ketchup: A History of America's National Condiment - With Recipes" [1996] by Andrew F. Smith
Univ SC Press 9x6 pb [4/2011] for $21.95
Smithsonian 9x6 pb [3/2001] out of print/used
Univ SC Press pb [9/96] out of print/used
Univ SC Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/96] out of print/many used
The Complete Spice Book by Maggie Stuckey  "The Complete Spice Book: From Allspice To Vanilla - The Ultimate Compa-nion To The Ancient and Everyday Wonders On Your Spice Rack" [1997]
by Maggie Stuckey
- includes 200 recipes
St. Martin's Griffin 9¼x6 pb [1/99] out of print/used
St. Martin's mass pb [2/97] out of print/used
The Spice Companion book by Richard Craze  "The Spice Companion: The Culinary, Cosmetic, and Medicinal Uses of Spices"
[1997] by Richard Craze

Peoples Medical Society 8¾x5¼ hardcover [10/97] out of print/used
The Potato book by Larry Zuckerman  "The Potato: How The Humble Spud Rescued The Western World" [1998]
by Larry Zuckerman

Kindle Edition from Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Macmillan [1999 edition] for $5.99
North Point Press 8½x5½ pb [10/99] for $17.32
Faber & Faber 7x7¼ hardcover [6/98] out of print/many used
Spice, The History of a Temptation book by Jack Turner  "Spice: The History of A Temptation" [2004] by Jack Turner
Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [12/2008] for $13.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [8/2005] for $15.20
HarperPerennial pb [6/2011] out of print/used
Vintage pb [8/2005] out of print/used
Knopf 9½x6¾ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/70+ used
The Potato Book by Alan Romans  
"The Potato Book" [2005] by Alan Romans
Frances Lincoln 9x6¾ pb [3/2013] for $27.19
Frances Lincoln 9¼x7 hardcover [10/2005] out of print/used
Everybody Loves Pizza / America's Favorite Food book by Penny Pollack & Jeff Ruby  "Everybody Loves Pizza: The Deep Dish On America's Favorite Food" [2005]
by Penny Pollack & Jeff Ruby

Clerisy Press 8½x8½ pb [10/2005] for $15.02
Oxford Companion to American Food & Drink book edited by Andrew F. Smith  "The Oxford Companion To American Food and Drink" [2007]
Edited by Andrew F. Smith

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [2007 edition] for $14.57
Oxford Univ Press 10½x8½ pb [3/2009] for $39.95
Oxford Univ Press 11x8½ hardcover [5/2007] for $65.00
Oxford Univ Press 11x8¾ hardcover [5/2007] out of print/used
Herb and Spice Companion book by Kathryn Hawkins  
"The Herb and Spice Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide" [2007]
by Kathryn Hawkins

Running Press 9x6¼ pb [11/2007] for $19.08
Swindled, Dark History of Food Fraud book by Bee Wilson  "Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, From Poisoned Candy To Counterfeit Coffee" [2008] by Bee Wilson
John Murray Publrs Ltd 7¾x5¾ pb [1/2009] out of print/used
John Murray Publrs Ltd 7¾x5¾ pb [1/2009] out of print/used
Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2008] for $26.95
Pizza Global History book by Carol Helstosky  "Pizza: A Global History" [2008] by Carol Helstosky
Kindle Edition from Reaktion Books [8/2012] for $9.99
Reaktion Books (Edible Series) 7¾x4¾ hardcover [10/2008] for $17.94
Potato History book by John Reader  "Potato: A History of The Propitious Esculent" [2009]
by John Reader

Kindle Edition from Yale Univ Press [3/2009] for $9.99
Yale Univ Press 9x6 pb [3/2011] for $17.72
Yale Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [3/2009] out of print/used
Cultural History of Chinese Food book by Andrew Coe  "Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food In The United States" [2009]
by Andrew Coe

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [7/2009] for $9.99
Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [7/2009] for $19.84
Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [7/2009] out of print/50+ used
Chocolate Global History book by Sarah Moss & Alexander Badenoch  "Chocolate: A Global History" [2009]
by Sarah Moss & Alexander Badenoch

Kindle Edition from Reaktion Books [5/2012] for $9.99
Reaktion Books Edible Series 7¾x4¾ hardcover [9/2009] for $12.50
Four Fish Last Wild Food book by Paul Greenberg  "Four Fish: The Future of The Last Wild Food" N.Y. Times bestseller [2010]
by Paul Greenberg

Penguin 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] for $10.88
Penguin Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2010] for $15.63
Uncommon Grounds History of Coffee book by Mark Pendergrast  "Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee & How It Transformed Our World" [1999, rev 2010] by Mark Pendergrast
Kindle Edition 2nd edition from Basic Books [9/2010] for $12.70
Basic Books 2nd edition 9¼x6 pb [9/2010] for $13.37
Basic Books 9x6 pb [4/2000] out of print/90+ used
Basic Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/99] out of print/70+ used
Tea Global History book by Helen Saberi  "Tea: A Global History" [2010]
by Helen Saberi

Kindle Edition from Reaktion Books [10/2012] for $9.99
Reaktion Books Edible Series hardcover [10/2010] for $12.19
History of Chowder book by Robert S. Cox & Jacob Walker  "A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of A New England Meal" [2011]
by Robert S. Cox & Jacob Walker

Kindle Edition from The History Press [4/2011] for $9.99
The History Press pb [4/2011] out of print/used
The History Press 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2011] for $14.05
The History Press hardcover [4/2011] out of print/used
White Bread History of The Store-Bought Loaf book by Aaron Bobrow-Strain  "White Bread: A Social History of The Store-Bought Loaf" [2012]
by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Kindle Edition from Beacon Press/Penguin Random House [3/2012] for $16.99
Beacon Press 9x6 pb [1/2013] for $12.96
Beacon Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2012] out of print/40+ used
Consider the Fork book by Bee Wilson  "Consider The Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat" [2012]
by Bee Wilson

Kindle Edition etextbook from Basic Books/Hachette [10/2012] for $11.99
Basic Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2013] for $12.17
Basic Books 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2012] for $22.63
The Life of Cheese book by Heather Paxson  "The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value In America" [2012]
by Heather Paxson

Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [12/2012] for $19.22
Univ California Press 9x6 pb [12/2012] for $28.80
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [12/2012] out of print/used
Three Squares / American Meal book by Abigail Carroll  "Three Squares: The Invention of The American Meal" [2013]
by Abigail Carroll

Kindle Edition from Basic Books/Hachette [9/2013] for $18.99
Basic Books 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2013] for $21.66
Basic Books hardcover [9/2013] out of print/used
The Language of Food book by Dan Jurafsky  "The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads The Menu" [2014]
by Dan Jurafsky

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [9/2014] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [10/2015] for $11.53
W.W. Norton & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2014] for $18.60
Oxford Companion to Food book by Alan Davidson & Tom Jaine  "The Oxford Companion To Food" [orig 1999, rev 2014]
by Alan Davidson, Updated by Tom Jaine

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [8/2014] for $31.72 {sic}
Oxford Univ Press 3rd edition 11x9 hardcover [10/2014] for $45.42
Oxford Univ Press 3rd edition 11x9 hardcover [10/2014] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 2nd edition 11¼x9 hardcover [10/2006] out of print/used
'Penguin Companion' 9x7¾ pb [9/2002] out of print/50+ used

Pizza, Slice of American History book by Liz Barrett  "Pizza: A Slice of American History" [2014]
by 'pizza journalist' Liz Barrett

Kindle Edition from Voyageur Press [9/2014] for $11.99
Voyageur Press 10½x8½ hardcover [9/2014] for $17.43
Fifty Foods That Changed the Course of History book by Bill Price  "Fifty Foods That Changed The Course of History" [2014] by Bill Price
Besides the obvious – such as bread, sugar, wine, beer, potato, beef, tea, soda pop, and rice – topics covered include: the woolly mammoth, hunted to extinction; Spartan black broth - the stew that sustained an army; paella, the Moorish origin of jambalaya; hardtack; cassoulet; the hamburger; and the banana trade war
Firefly Books 9x6¾ hardcover [9/2014] for $24.99
Baking Soda Power! book by Patty Korman  "Baking Soda Power! Frugal and Natural: Health, Cleaning, and Hygiene Secrets of Baking Soda" [2014] by Patty Korman
70-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [9/2016] for $2.99
70-page CreateSpace 2nd edition 9x6 pb [2/2016] for $7.99
58-page CreateSpace 9x6 pb [12/2014] for $6.99
History of Chinese Food in the United States book by Haiming Liu  "From Canton Restaurant To Panda Express: A History of Chinese Food In The United States" [2015] by Haiming Liu
Kindle Edition from Rutgers Univ Press [9/2015] for $15.99
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/2015] for $27.95
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/2015] out of print/used
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [8/2015] for $90.00
World's Best Pizza book by Johnny Di Francesco  "World's Best Pizza" [2016]
by Johnny Di Francesco, 2014’s Pizza World Champion

New Holland Publrs 10x8½ hardcover [1/2016] for $29.99
New Holland Australia hardcover [1/2016] out of print/used
The Spice Companion book edited by Alison Candlin  "The Spice Companion: The Essential Guide To Using Spices In The Kitchen and Home" [2016] Edited by Alison Candlin
Apple Press 8¾x6½ hardcover [3/2016] out of print/used
Bread book by Scott Cutler Shershow  "Bread (Object Lessons Series)" [2016]
by Scott Cutler Shershow

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Academic [7/2016] for $9.99
Bloomsbury Academic 9x6½ pb [7/2016] for $14.93
The Spice Companion book by Lior Lev Sercarz  "The Spice Companion: A Guide To The World of Spices" [2016]
by Lior Lev Sercarz, owner of La Boîte in New York City

Kindle Edition from Clarkson Potter/Random House [11/2016] for $19.99 {sic}
Clarkson Potter 10¼x9¼ hardcover [11/2016] for $23.79
Grocery, The Buying and Selling of Food in America book by Michael Ruhlman  "Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food In America" [2017]
by Michael Ruhlman

Kindle Edition from Abrams Press [5/2017] for $11.99
Abrams Press pb [DUE 5/2018] pre-order for $18.00
Abrams Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2017] for $16.80


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