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Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
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Sqwertz
2009-09-30 13:47:47 UTC
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I just found out that my second favorite series of books of now
online to the general public. It's a collection of 600+
well-researched food history and food culture articles. Included
also are a couple dozen biographies of notable food personalities.

It is the single-most comprehensive authority on food habits,
trends, history, and production - There is something for everyone in
there, and plenty more.

The set of books costs $420 in print, or you can access it online
for free:

Category Index:
http://www.enotes.com/food-resources/systematic-outline-contents

Alphabetical Index (searchable)
http://www.enotes.com/food-encyclopedia

Unfortunately the color inserts, diagrams, and maps are not
available online without a subscription. But your local public
library may offer them as part of their online resources for patrons
if they subscribe to the Gale Research and Learning services.

http://www.gale.cengage.com/

The main branch of my public library also has a hardcopy of the set
for reading locally. The complete hardcopy of the book, including
maps, prints, color plates is also available in PDF form as a
torrent.

If I ever see the set of books for sale under $250, I'd snag them in
a heartbeat.

-sw
Jean B.
2009-09-30 13:57:56 UTC
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Post by Sqwertz
I just found out that my second favorite series of books of now
online to the general public. It's a collection of 600+
well-researched food history and food culture articles. Included
also are a couple dozen biographies of notable food personalities.
It is the single-most comprehensive authority on food habits,
trends, history, and production - There is something for everyone in
there, and plenty more.
The set of books costs $420 in print, or you can access it online
http://www.enotes.com/food-resources/systematic-outline-contents
Alphabetical Index (searchable)
http://www.enotes.com/food-encyclopedia
Unfortunately the color inserts, diagrams, and maps are not
available online without a subscription. But your local public
library may offer them as part of their online resources for patrons
if they subscribe to the Gale Research and Learning services.
http://www.gale.cengage.com/
The main branch of my public library also has a hardcopy of the set
for reading locally. The complete hardcopy of the book, including
maps, prints, color plates is also available in PDF form as a
torrent.
If I ever see the set of books for sale under $250, I'd snag them in
a heartbeat.
-sw
Wow! Interestingly enough, I don't think I have ever seen this.
Thanks for this post, Steve.

It is odd and totally coincidental that this group has been
totally moribund, and we posted at about the same time.
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Jean B.
Sqwertz
2009-09-30 15:00:42 UTC
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Post by Jean B.
It is odd and totally coincidental that this group has been
totally moribund, and we posted at about the same time.
I didn't even notice that nobody has posted here for... 35 days?
Eeek.

I was really posting it to RFC and figured this was a very
appropriate crosspost.

-sw
--Bryan
2009-09-30 14:21:06 UTC
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Post by Sqwertz
I just found out that my second favorite series of books of now
online to the general public.  It's a collection of 600+
well-researched food history and food culture articles.  Included
also are a couple dozen biographies of notable food personalities.
It is the single-most comprehensive authority on food habits,
trends, history, and production - There is something for everyone in
there, and plenty more.
The set of books costs $420 in print, or you can access it online
Category Index:http://www.enotes.com/food-resources/systematic-outline-contents
Alphabetical Index (searchable)http://www.enotes.com/food-encyclopedia
Unfortunately the color inserts, diagrams, and maps are not
available online without a subscription.  But your local public
library may offer them as part of their online resources for patrons
if they subscribe to the Gale Research and Learning services.
http://www.gale.cengage.com/
The main branch of my public library also has a hardcopy of the set
for reading locally.  The complete hardcopy of the book, including
maps, prints, color plates is also available in PDF form as a
torrent.
If I ever see the set of books for sale under $250, I'd snag them in
a heartbeat.
My first search:
http://www.enotes.com/food-encyclopedia/search?m=cs&url=food-encyclopedia&q=Witchetty+Grubs
Post by Sqwertz
-sw
--Bryan
Sqwertz
2009-09-30 15:06:25 UTC
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Post by --Bryan
http://www.enotes.com/food-encyclopedia/search?m=cs&url=food-encyclopedia&q=Witchetty+Grubs
Glad you found what you were looking for.

I though you were more into "dog meat" (4 references).

My first search was "bushmeat".

-sw

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