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Food Studies

Food Studies is an interdisciplinary field that takes a wide thin slice across the arts, humanities and sciences. Food Studies gathers together knowledge about food as it occurs anywhere in established disciplines, to understand relationships.

Subject Headings

Use these headings when searching library catalogs.

Drug-nutrient interactions
Food-- Nutritional aspects
Human behavior -- Nutritional aspects
Mental health -- Nutritional aspects
Stress (Physiology) -- Nutritional aspects

Food consumption
Food industry and trade--Law and legislation
Food -- law and legislation
Food policy
Food prices
Food prices--Law and legislation
Food--Safety measures
Food supply
Food supply-International cooperation
Food supply--Law and legislation
Nutrition policy

Agriculture -- Authorship
Agriculture -- Biography
Agriculture -- Economic aspects
Agriculture -- Environmental aspects
Agriculture -- Experimentation.
Agriculture -- Research Agriculture and state
Agricultural innovations
Agricultural systems.
Field experiments.
Family farms Farm produce
Farms, small.
Food crops
Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable development.
Traditional farming


Books and Journals

The Concise encyclopedia of foods & nutrition
Public Health TX 349 .F5731 1995
Taubman Medical Reference TX 349 .F5731 1995

What's economics worth?: valuing policy research
Published for the International Food Policy Research Institute, includes papers on evaluating agricultural economics research, policy-related social science research in agriculture, and rice trade policies in Vietnam.
Hatcher Graduate HB 74.5 .W531 2004

Adding a food consumption perspective to farming systems research
Frankenberger, Timothy R. Hatcher Graduate S 482 .F731 1985

Larousse gastronomique
A classic guide to cuisine, written from the perspective of French culinary tradition, but international in scope; considered the standard authority on Western haute cuisine; also pronounces, from the standpoint of the canon of classic cuisine, on many gastronomic issues. Hatcher Graduate TX 349 .M76

L'exotisme culinaire Régnier, Faustine
A sociological perspective on world gastronomy, traces and analyzes the history and spread of "culinary exoticism", the fascination with foreign and unfamiliar cuisines. Hatcher Graduate GT 2855 .R445 2004

Art, culture, and cuisine: ancient and medieval gastronomy Bober, Phyllis Pray
Examines gastronomy by means of art history and archeology, and places it at the center of cultural, religious, and social activities. Shapiro Undergraduate TX 637 .B581 1999