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The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...It’s astonishing how much you may see, in a thicker fog than that, if you onlytake the trouble to look for it.Magnesium is one of the most plentiful elements in nature and the fourth most abundant metal...

The Mediterranean (Diets and Disease Prevention)

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The basic elements of healthful diets are well established (USDHHS 1988; National Research Council 1989; USDA/USDHHS 1995). They provide adequate amounts of energy and essential nutrients, reduce risks for diet-related chronic diseases...


Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 3 : Asia and Oceania

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Food is an essential component in human space exploration. If it had not proved possible to eat and digest in space, none of the longer-term space missions since the 1960s would have been achievable....
...This chapter analyzes several advertising campaigns launched by the Barilla Company in Italy between the early 1950s and the end of the 1960s. The copyright for all the images published in this article (which belong...

Julia Child and Revolution in the Kitchen

Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins is an experienced author and researcher who has studied and written about television, media history, popular culture and food. Her work has appeared in the magazines Working Woman and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture and in the anthology Secrets & Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships (Seal Press: 2004). She has also written encyclopedia entries on a variety of media history topics. She has a Master’s degree in journalism with a specialization in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Master’s degree in library science from Long Island University. For the past ten years, she has worked as an editorial researcher for a variety of publications including Glamour and Ladies’ Home Journal. She is now a librarian and lives in Manhattan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching What We Eat : The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows

Continuum, 2009

Book chapter

...Now it was time to give television a whirl. Accidental Queen of Small Screen Cuisine When conjuring up a historical (that is, pre–Food Network) lineup of television chefs, it is usually Julia Child’s name that first...

Transnational Food Migration and the Internalization of Food Consumption: Ethnic Cuisine in West Germany

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...In the field of food, globalization has often been discussed as an internationalization of foods and food consumption habits. Besides quantitative and qualitative adaptations in food consumption it is, above all, the growing importance...

Frogs and Farmers: The Green Revolution in India, and its Murky Past

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Contemporary Transitions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The Green Revolution seems to have suffered from one of those optical illusions bound up with the business of ageing. Things which seemed enormous when seen through the eyes of the child look much more modest when viewed again after...