The books and materials listed below explore some of the ways in which food and culture have intersected throughout history.
Are you interested in finding oral histories and more about food and society? You're in luck: people definitely talk about food. These resources can help you get started!
You may also be interested in some articles about food and oral history! While the articles below all pertain to food and oral histories, they are a long shot from the only ones available.
Not quite sure how to start your research into food insecurity, food deserts, and other issues of food security? You can start with some of these broad searches, then narrow down--by region, ethnicity, era, and so on. (You can also copy and paste these search strings into your favorite database.) Need help? That's what we're here for.
Food and health are closely linked, and have been throughout history. These subject words, keyword searches, and materials can get you started in your quest to learn more.
Whether it be cacao or coffee beans, meat or mushrooms, food requires the natural world to come into being--and large-scale food production, especially, can take a lot out of the environment. Start exploring the intersections of food and the natural world with these subject headings, starter searches, and more.