Food is an interdiscplinary topic and can be found throughout the library. Listed below are call numbers that contain resources relating to food culture.
GN407: Social perceptions/interactions/culture of food, taboo
GN476: Anthropology of biodiversity, ethnobotany, etc.
GN635: Ethnobotany, general anthropology
GT3930: Feasts, festivals
GR705–7300: Animal mythology
GR780–790: Plant mythology
BJ1801–2195: Social usages, etiquette
NK8725: Dining depictions, tableware design
GT3770–3896: Pubs, taverns, inns
HF5417–5430: Shopping centers, (fair) trade
HF5469–5475: Supermarkets, grocers, markets/bazaars – Including history of
NK2195.R4: Designs for dining, restaurants, pubs, cafés
BM700–710, esp. 710: Judaism – rites and customs
BR115.N: Christianity and food
BS680.F6: Bible – food and diet
B62 – Body, fatness, food in literature
F62 – Literary gastronomy
W5 – Alcohol, wine
PN1009.5.F66: Food in children’s literature
PN1995.9: Food in film
PN6071: Food in literature, writings on food
PQ145.1, esp. C35 (Cannibals) and G35 (General): French writings on food
Selected Resources on Food Writing
Food writers and critics face a unique challenge: Are they responsible, as journalists, for educating the public about the food they’re eating and where it comes from? Or are they simply there to review what an establishment has to offer—regardless of sourcing and sustainability? The Los Angeles Times’ restaurant critic will explore various aspects of food writing and food criticism, including the food industry and issues that face our global food supply. He will also dive into social media, its effects on the restaurant industry, and whether the art of restaurant review has been altered forever.
"What we write about when we write about food," New York Times Style Magazine, February 18. 2022 (Link)
Selected Resources on Culinary Arts
Food Lover's Companion by Sharon T. HerbstThis A-to-Z guide defines and describes cooking methods, ingredients, herbs and spices, cooking techniques, foreign-food terms, dishes and sauces, cuts of meat, styles of preparation, kitchen equipment, menu terms, wines and other drinks, and just about everything one needs to know about cooking and dining.
Introduction -- How to use this book -- Pronunciation guide -- Terms -- Appendix. Additives directory - Ingredient buying guide and equivalents - Emergency substitutions of ingredients - Common measurements and equivalents - Approximate metric equivalents - Converting to metric - Converting from metric - Temperature equivalents - Oven temperature terminology - Conversion time for various wattage microwave ovens - High altitude adjustments for baking - Approximate boiling temperature of water at various altitudes - Comparative baking pan sizes - Candymaking temperatures and cold-water tests - Herb and spice chart - Meat charts -- Bibliography -- About the author.
Call Number: MAIN TX349 .H533 1990
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
The Visual Food Encyclopedia by François Fortin (Editor); Serge D'Amico (Editor-In-Chief)Since its publication in 1996, The Visual Food Encyclopedia has helped chefs find clear and precise information about a particular food item as quickly as possible. It contains practical information about the origin, description, purchasing, preparation, uses, cooking methods, and storage. Additionally, it presents the nutritional highlights for each food item. Finally, a glossary of terms along with a comprehensive index of the technical and most commonly known name for each food item are provided at the end of the book. In addition to providing clear and accessible information, this dictionary presents information in a highly visual manner. There are over 1,200 pictures throughout the book. Basic techniques are clearly illustrated with original step-by-step photographs.
Hawaii's Food Dictionary by Audrey Wilson (Foreword by)Hawaii's culinary terms can be baffling, whether supermarket shopping, looking for recipe ideas in local cookbooks, or reading restaurant menus, particularly at fine dining ones where chefs like to show off by using new and fancier food terminology. While newcomers to the islands are at the most disadvantage, even longtime residents can get stumped by forgotten meanings of ingredients. Being familiar with every culinary term or ingredient, particularly those not from one s heritage/ethnicity, is impossible. Add in local pidgin and one can be excused for not knowing the meaning of many local culinary terms. Hawaii's Food Dictionary ends all the confusion and unknowns. No longer do you have to be in the dark about an ingredient s meaning or a food term. No longer do you have to be stumped at the grocery store or intimidated at a restaurant when you hear the specials.
Call Number: MAIN TX341 .H39 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Selected Food Writing
Eat Joy by Natalie Eve Garrett"Eat Joy is the most lovely food essay book... This is the perfect gift." -Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker) Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by Martha Stewart Living "Magnificent illustrations add spirit to recipes and heartfelt narratives. Plan to buy two copies-one for you and one for your best foodie friend." -Taste of Home This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America's most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times-be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache. Lev Grossman explains how he survived on "sweet, sour, spicy, salty, unabashedly gluey" General Tso's tofu after his divorce. Carmen Maria Machado describes her growing pains as she learned to feed and care for herself during her twenties. Claire Messud tries to understand how her mother gave up dreams of being a lawyer to make "a dressed salad of tiny shrimp and avocado, followed by prune-stuffed pork tenderloin." What makes each tale so moving is not only the deeply personal revelations from celebrated writers, but also the compassion and healing behind the story- the taste of hope. "If you've ever felt a deep, emotional connection to a recipe or been comforted by food during a dark time, you'll fall in love with these stories."-Martha Stewart Living
Call Number: MAIN TX631 .E28 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-29
Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food During Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents by Matt McAllester (Editor)These sometimes harrowing, frequently funny, and always riveting stories about food and eating under extreme conditions feature the diverse voices of journalists who have reported from dangerous conflict zones around the world during the past twenty years. A profile of the former chef to Kim Jong Il of North Korea describes Kim s exacting standards for gourmet fare, which he gorges himself on while his country starves. A journalist becomes part of the inner circle of an IRA cell thanks to his drinking buddies. And a young, inexperienced female journalist shares mud crab in a foxhole with an equally young Hamid Karzai. Along with tales of deprivation and repression are stories of generosity and pleasure, sometimes overlapping. This memorable collection, introduced and edited by Matt McAllester, is seasoned by tragedy and violence, spiced with humor and good will, and fortified, in McAllester s words, with "a little more humanity than we can usually slip into our newspapers and magazine stories."
Call Number: AVAILABLE ONLINE
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
World Travel by Anthony Bourdain; Laurie WooleverA guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter--and many places beyond. In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places--in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable. Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook. For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.
Call Number: MAIN https://uhawaii-windward.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01UHAWAII_WINDWARD/1uhjb1o/alma9950873803205692
Eat a Peach by David Chang; Gabe UllaNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious--an intimate account of the making of a chef, the story of the modern restaurant world that he helped shape, and how he discovered that success can be much harder to understand than failure. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR, Fortune, Parade, The New York Public Library, Garden & Gun In 2004, Momofuku Noodle Bar opened in a tiny, stark space in Manhattan's East Village. Its young chef-owner, David Chang, worked the line, serving ramen and pork buns to a mix of fellow restaurant cooks and confused diners whose idea of ramen was instant noodles in Styrofoam cups. It would have been impossible to know it at the time--and certainly Chang would have bet against himself--but he, who had failed at almost every endeavor in his life, was about to become one of the most influential chefs of his generation, driven by the question, "What if the underground could become the mainstream?" Chang grew up the youngest son of a deeply religious Korean American family in Virginia. Graduating college aimless and depressed, he fled the States for Japan, hoping to find some sense of belonging. While teaching English in a backwater town, he experienced the highs of his first full-blown manic episode, and began to think that the cooking and sharing of food could give him both purpose and agency in his life. Full of grace, candor, grit, and humor, Eat a Peach chronicles Chang's switchback path. He lays bare his mistakes and wonders about his extraordinary luck as he recounts the improbable series of events that led him to the top of his profession. He wrestles with his lifelong feelings of otherness and inadequacy, explores the mental illness that almost killed him, and finds hope in the shared value of deliciousness. Along the way, Chang gives us a penetrating look at restaurant life, in which he balances his deep love for the kitchen with unflinching honesty about the industry's history of brutishness and its uncertain future.
Call Number: READ TX649.C43 C463 2020
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken by Jacques PépinA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From legendary chef Jacques Pepin, a book celebrating his lifelong love of chickens--featuring dozens of his celebrated paintings, a treasure trove of poignant and often humorous stories, and sprinkled with recipes throughout. Chicken may not be an extravagant ingredient, but for master chef Jacques Pépin, it is the one he turns to most frequently--to cook and to paint. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jacques reminisces on his life through the lens of the humble bird, from his childhood in rural France, where he chased chickens and watched as his maman turned them into her poulet à la crème, to his demanding apprenticeship and long, illustrious career--cooking Chicken Chasseur for Charles de Gaulle and his family, turning down a chance to work as JFK's White House Chef for a job at Howard Johnson's, and appearing on television alongside food-world luminaries like Julia Child. Throughout are Jacques' favorite chicken and egg recipes, conveyed as if he were sharing them over a dinner table. Most significantly, the book displays dozens of Jacques' stunning paintings of chickens. "If it clucks or scratches, it's likely that Jacques has painted it." This unique book is the next best thing to a visit to Jacques' home, which would include a tour of his art studio, captivating conversation as he cooks, and a toast with a glass of wine over a simple meal of perfect roast chicken.
Call Number: MAIN TX750.5.C45 P47 2022
Publication Date: 2022-09-27
The Food of Paradise by Rachel LaudanRecent winner of a prestigious award from the Julia Child Cookbook Awards, presented by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Lauden was given the 1997 Jane Grigson Award, presented to the book that, more than any other entered in the competition, exemplifies distinguished scholarship. Hawaii has one of the richest culinary heritages in the United States. Its contemporary regional cuisine, known as "local food" by residents, is a truly amazing fusion of diverse culinary influences. Rachel Laudan takes readers on a thoughtful, wide-ranging tour of Hawaii's farms and gardens, fish auctions and vegetable markets, fairs and carnivals, mom-and-pop stores and lunch wagons, to uncover the delightful complexities and incongruities in Hawaii's culinary history. More than 150 recipes, photographs, a bibliography of Hawaii's cookbooks, and an extensive glossary make The Food of Paradise an invaluable resource for cooks, food historians, and Hawaiiana buffs.
Call Number: AVAILABLE ONLINE
Publication Date: 1996-08-01
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan"Outstanding . . . a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits." --The New Yorker One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year and Winner of the James Beard Award Author of This is Your Mind on Plants, How to Change Your Mind and the #1 New York Times Bestseller In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore's Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan's revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore's Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.