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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
Alphabetical Index (searchable)
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.
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
If I ever see the set of books for sale under $250, I'd snag them in