Food History Bibliography
Alphabetized by Title
A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell
A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances by Laura Schenone
American Cookery by Amelia Simmons (1796)
Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Kjosrova
Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblum
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman
Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York by Joy Santlofer
Food: The History of Taste (California Studies in Food and Culture) by Paul Freeman
From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cook and Meals by Barbara Haber
Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
How to Cook A Wolf by MFK Fisher
Hungering for America: Italian, Irish and Jewish Foodways by Hasia R. Diner
Imbibe! Updated and Revised Edition: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar by David Wondwrich
Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir by Elizabeth Ehrlich
Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit by Mort Rosenblum
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert by Michael Krondl 2011
Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America by Gustavo Arellano
Ten Restaurants that Changed America by Paul Freeman
The American History Cookbook by Mark H. Zanger
The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food from the lost WPA files edited by Mark Kurlansky
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer Lee
The Road to Wellville (fiction) by T. C. Boyle
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that tells their Stories by Laura Shapiro
Why Did The Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization by Andrew Lawler
Central Coast Cookbooks
Alphabetized by Last Name of Author
The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California’s Central Coast by Brigit Binns
The Fairy Tale Girl by Susan Branch
Martha’s Vineyard; Isle of Dreams by Susan Branch
Central Coast Farmers Market Soups. Recipes by Stephanie Burchiel, photography by Sam Peck
The Cambria Cook Book by the Cambria Fishing Club
Hearst Castle Fare: Featuring Recipes served in Hearst Castle, plus photos of early castle days by Marjorie Collord
Men in Cambria Cook by Victoria Krassensky
Eat Less Water by Central Coast Water Activist Florencia Ramirez
The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook by Amelia Saltsman
Signature Dishes: Wine and Food of California’s Central Coast by Tricia Volk and Mary Tartaglione
Our California Table, Celebrating the Seasons with the Talley Family
Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (California Studies in Food and Culture) by Joyce Goldstein. Buy on Amazon.
The California Heritage Cookbook by the Junior League of Pasadena. Buy on Amazon.
Gjelina, Cooking from Venice California by Travis Lett, Michael Graydon. Buy on Amazon.
The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookery Book (California Studies in Food and Culture). The Eminent Maestro Martino of Como. Buy on Amazon.
Best of the Best from California, Selected Recipes from California’s Favorite by Gwen McKee. Buy on Amazon.
Chez Panisse Café Cookbook by Alice L. Waters. Buy on Amazon.
Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice L. Waters. Buy on Amazon.
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters. Buy on Amazon.
The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lesson, Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters. Buy on Amazon.
The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, Inspiration from a New Kitchen by Alice L. Waters. Buy on Amazon.
The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles by Adele Yellin. Buy on Amazon.
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