Bloomsbury Food Library - Research and Learning Tools


Guiding users through the wealth of content available on Bloomsbury Food Library our exclusive and specially-commissioned research and learning tools are designed with teachers, students, and researchers in mind.


This exclusive series of Introductory Articles covers key subject areas within Food Studies from a global perspective to support students new to the field, and provide instructors with useful resources that they can utilize to expand their curriculum. Written especially for the Bloomsbury Food Library, each article offers a comparative overview of important topics, outlining the key scholarship and areas of debate, alongside a thorough bibliography of key reading to support further studies.


We will be adding new Lesson Plans each year. If you would like to write or request a new Lesson Plan, please contact

Providing inspiration to bolster courses, lesson plans help to promote the efficiency of teaching and learning using the vast array of material that is available on Bloomsbury Food Library. With links to additional reading, discussion topics, and homework assignments, the following plans can also be seen as navigational tools for assisting users to make the most out of the variety of content available on the site.



Thematic bibliographic guides provide an introductory overview of core readings to a particular topic. Theoretical interpretations and their application in food studies are explained, with Bloomsbury Food Library material linked for quick access to content.



Our goal is to provide solutions to support digital learning, teaching, and research across a variety of disciplines. Subject Guides provide instructors, students, and librarians with a simple shortcut to help them find the material they need across a number of topics. Links can easily be added to a course syllabus or reading list. Explore these gateways for discovery and deepen the research experience with our resources.

Download PDF versions of the Subject Guides by clicking on the links below.

Drink and Alcohol

Food Politics

Sustainability and Environment

Gender and Sexuality

Media and Marketing

Food and Religion

Food Heritage

Food Justice and Social Movements

Please note that we will be adding new Subject Guides throughout the year. 

If you would like to request a Subject Guide, please contact