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ANTH& 100, Survey of Anthropology with Ashley Pickard: Researching the Final Project

Researching Food & Culture

For your final project, you will choose a food to study through the lens of Anthropology. Tips for researching your chosen food:

  • Click on one of the book covers on this page to read full text food biographies online. Don't see your topic? Search in ProQuest eBook Central
  • To find documentaries, search for your chosen food on Kanopy (new to Kanopy? See this page for how to set up your free account)
  • Look for scholarly articles in our Library Databases
  • Need help? Email Haley for recommendations on selected resources for your topic
Milk: A Local and Global History
Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors
Mushroom: A Global History
A Social History of Wine
Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food
Tortillas: A Cultural History
Squeezed: What you Don't Know About Orange Juice
Potato: A Global History
Pasta: The Story of a Universal Food
Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food
Savage Barbeque: Race, Culture, and the Invention of America's First Food
Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food
Ice Cream: A Global History
A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food