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John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...A pastry filled with fruit preserves, chopped meat, or cooked sauce, in print since 1605...

Conclusion

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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...Food history is a slippery subject that resists the historian’s urge to generalize. All people eat food, but they make their own individual choices. So how often do we read these days about a major change that is alleged to have taken place...

Yüan Mei

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Yüan Mei (1715–1797) is beyond all question the most popular writer of modern times. At the early age of nine he was inspired with a deep love for poetry, and soon became an adept at the art. Graduating in 1739, he was shortly afterwards...

Pound Cake

John F. Mariani

John Mariani began his career as a journalist at New York magazine in 1973. Since then, he has become one of America’s premier food writers. He is a columnist for Esquire and Bloomberg News, was nominated three times for the James Beard Journalism Award, and is the author of several highly regarded books on food, including Mariani’s Coast-to-Coast Dining Guide, America Eats Out (winner of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award for reference), and, most recently, How Italian Food Conquered the World. He is also the author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink and editor of Italian Cuisine: Basic Cooking Techniques, the primary Italian cooking textbook of the Culinary Institute of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

Bloomsbury USA, 2013

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...A plain white-cake loaf whose name derives from the traditional weight of the ingredients—one pound of flour, one pound of butter, one pound of sugar, and one pound of eggs—although these measurements are generally not followed in most...

Europe Divided

Mack P. Holt

Mack Holt is Professor of History at George Mason University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

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...When historians of food and drink look at a map of Western Europe in the sixteenth century, they see a Europe divided between a largely beer (or ale) drinking culture in northern Europe, stretching from the British isles, across the North...

The Anomic Consumer

Joanne Finkelstein

Joanne Finkelstein is Professor of Sociology at USQ, Australia and has previously held positions at the University of Sydney and Monash University in Australia and the University of Greenwich, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Appetite : Restaurants and the Making of Modern Identity

I.B.Tauris, 2014

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...All the conditions of modern life – its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness – conjoin to dull our sensory faculties. The painting by Patrick Caulfield, After Lunch (1975), depicts a resting figure, looking into an empty dining...

“To the King o’er the Water”

Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

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...While popular taste in England took an abrupt turn from French wine to Portuguese wine during the late Stuart and early Hanoverian era, and newly invented luxury claret became the wine for the fashionable English elite...

Locating the ‘Kitchen’

Sara Pennell

Sara Pennell is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich, UK. She is the co-editor, along with Michelle DiMeo, of Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550–1800 (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600–1850

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘The first foundation of a good house must be the kitchen.’ Richard Surflet , transl., Maison Rustique or The Countries Farme (...
...Recent scholarship on drinking establishments—alehouses, taverns, public houses, and cabarets—demonstrates their importance in the social history of alcohol. In addition to dispensing alcoholic beverages, drinking establishments had...

Food among the Historians

Kyri W. Claflin

Kyri W. Claflin teaches at Boston University and is the author of numerous articles including ‘Les Halles and the Moral Market: Frigophobia Strikes in the Belly of Paris,’ in the Oxford Symposium volume Food & Morality Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Food History : A Global Perspective

Berg, 2013

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...Writing about the history of food is not new, the “food historian” is, along with the welcome extended by academic historians to well-researched history that focuses on food. Food historians can look to predecessors in early modern Europe...