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Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton


Mike Friery


Rebecca Hewitt


Peter Rieseler



Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago manual of style University of Chicago Press 2010.

REFERENCE Z253 .U69 2010

There are two copies in the Reference section.


Also online at:

Chicago Manual of Style


And a very helpful guide from Purdue University:

Purdue OnLine Writing Lab: Chicago Manual of Style




Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of food and culture - Solomon H. Katz, editor in chief ; William Woys Weaver, associate editor
Call Number: Reference GT2850 .E53 2003 Three Volumes
Publication Date: 2003

Encyclopedia of junk food and fast food - Andrew F. Smith
Call Number: Reference TX370 .S63 2006
Publication Date: 2006

The Cambridge world history of food - editors, Kenneth F. Kiple, Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas
Call Number: Reference TX353 .C255 2000 Two Volumes
Publication Date: 2000

The Oxford companion to food - Alan Davidson ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone
Call Number: Reference TX349 .D38 1999
Publication Date: 1999


Books in the Library

Black hunger : food and the politics of U.S. identity - Doris Witt
Call Number: E185.86 .W58 1999
Publication Date: Oxford University Press

Cooking lessons : the politics of gender and food - edited by Sherrie A. Inness
Call Number: GT2853.U5 C66 2001
Publication Date: 2001

Eating culture - Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz, editors
Call Number: GT2850 .S27 1998
Publication Date: 1998

Fashionable food : seven decades of food fads - Sylvia Lovegren
Call Number: TX355 .L88 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Fed up : women and food in America - Catherine Manton
Call Number: HQ1410 .M355 1999
Publication Date: 1999

Glazed America : a history of the doughnut - Paul R. Mullins
Call Number: TX770.D67 M85 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Popped culture : a social history of popcorn in America - Andrew F. Smith
Call Number: TX814.5.P66 S62 1999
Publication Date: 1999

Setting the table for Julia Child : gourmet dining in America, 1934-1961 - David Strauss
Call Number: GT2853.U5 S77 2011
Publication Date: 2011

The turkey : an American story - Andrew F. Smith
Call Number: SF507 .S49 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Witnessing America : the Library of Congress book of firsthand accounts of life in America, 1600-1900 - compiled and edited by Noel Rae
Call Number: E161 .W58 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Table of Contents:

Arriving -- Upbringing: Some theories, laws, suggestions and cautionary tales ; Some books and teachers ; Student life -- Pairing: Getting together ; Married life -- Working -- Housing: Dwelling places ; Household matters -- Eating: Obtaining, preparing, and cooking food ; High times and hard times -- Playing: Holidays ; Shows, games, and sports ; The pursuit of pleasure -- Praying: The varieties of religious life ; Spreading the word -- Erring -- Ailing -- Departing: The departed ; Aftermath.


Useful Subject Headings

Try these headings in America History and Life  (Periodical Literature) and/or WorldCat (Books)

Creole Food

Cooking, Creole American Style

Cooking, American Louisiana Style

Cookery, Creole

African American Foodways

African American Cooks

African American Cooking

African American Cooking History

African Americans Food History

Slaves Diet United States History


Advertising - Beer

Beer industry United States History


Brewing Industry


Canning and Preserving

Canning and Preserving History

Canned foods

Canned foods industry

Canned foods industry - History

Food Preservation History



Coffee Marketing

Coffee - Social aspects


Starbucks Corp.

Fried Chicken

Cooking (Chicken)

Cookery, American Southern Style History

Cooking American Southern Style History 

Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp.

Church's Fried Chicken (firm)

Sanders, Harland

Cake Mixes

Betty Crocker

Flour Mills

ALSO - Broader Headings:

Diet  United States  History 20th Century

Farmer's Markets and History

Food AND Counterculture

Food adulteration and inspection History

Food conservation History

Food consumption History

Food habits  United States  History  20th Century

Food in literature

Food in motion pictures

Food industry History

Food industry Safety measures

Food industry Social aspects

Food pyramid


Nutrition Government Policy

Nutrition History

Nutrition Policy

Processed foods

Slow food movement

Slow food movement California

Slow food movement History

United States Food and Drug Administration History

Women Cooks United States History 20th Century




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