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Reference Books @ the Harborside Library Desk
Food Culture around the World series
Call Number: GT 2853 .M6 L66 2005
This book is part of the Food Culture around the World series which offers information on major foods and ingredients, cooking, typical meals, eating out, special occasions, diet and health, recipes and more. Some of the titles in this series are also available online. (See "Books Online" box above.)
World Food series
Call Number: GT2853.A1 P67x 2002
The Harborside Library has 19 different Lonely Planet World Food Guides which include the culture of food and drink, wine regions and types, influences and more.
eBooks about Food Culture
Search for Articles in the Journal Gastronomica
US Food Culture on the Web
Global Food Culture on the Web
See boxes below for websites featuring specific areas.
Asia and Oceania: Food Culture on the Web
This site also has great background info on various Asian food cultures. Also, find a large selection of recipes, many excerpted from the Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon.
Bento in Everyday Japanese Box Lunches
This "Kids Web Japan" website was created for children, but provides a good overview.
Chinese Imperial Cuisines
This Chinese government website provides lots of background info, recipes, and cooking help.
Check out this very informative site. Covers culture, regional cooking, ingredients, recipes, restaurants, and more!
Find helpful descriptions, definitions, and recipes for Persian cuisine.
Find recipes, ingredients, cookbook reviews, and more.
Europe: Food Culture on the Web
The British Food Trust
This "Great British Kitchen" site offers a wide range of info covering the food culture of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Find recipes, ingredients, seasonal dishes, regional overviews, and more.
Find lots of info in the "Get the Facts" section, including regional food culture. The "Recipes" section is also filled with info.
Learn about the food and regions of Italy from this Italian Trade Commision website. Some recipes are also provided.
Check out food products, recipes, regional cuisine, and more at this site by the Instituto de Turismo de España.
Cultural & Religious Dietary Practices on the Web