What is a reference book? This is a book that cannot be checked out from the library. However, these books are intended to be referred to while researching a specific topic or subject. They are typically authoritative and scholarly, making them great resources for students.
Many people consider a style of dressing or preparing a meal as part of their cultural identity, but the importance of these characteristics goes much deeper than taste or image, for choices in food and clothing usually reflect a combination of necessity and precedence. Food and Clothing tells the fascineting story behind what types of food and clothing are available today. Raising the reader's awareness that what one wears and eats are products of human ingenuity and invention, the book looks at the inventions and inventors that have most shaped these aspects of life. The illustrated volume features a timeline, glossary, further reading list, and index.
The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, first published in 1999, became, almost overnight, an immense success, winning prizes and accolades around the world. Its combination of serious food history, culinary expertise, and entertaining serendipity, with each page offering an infinity ofperspectives, was recognized as unique.
This new three-volume set presents 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Students, academics and general researchers will find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines.
Outbreaks of Mad Cow Disease, reports of potentially harmful genetically engineered corn and irradiated vegetables are fueling consumers' demands for clear, concise information about the safety and quality of the food supply. Librarians and consumers alike can quickly locate authoritative sources of up-to-date and accurate information in this easy to use handbook.
An undertaking without parallel or precedent, this monumental volume encapsulates much of what is known of the history of food and nutrition. It constitutes a vast and essential chapter in the history of human health and culture.
The history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns that are even more amusing than the oft-repeated myths. It is a story filled with hot-shot inventors, high-flying promoters, risk-taking growers, efficiency-conscious processors, hard-hittingadvertisers, and lip-smacking consumers--all of whom have contributed to transforming lowly American food into a worldwide culinary delight.
With the interest in vegan living on the rise, it's time for a book that goes beyond the recipes. How does a newbie adopt a vegan approach when it comes to dating, entertaining, decorating, travel, and beyond? Author Elizabeth Castoria, the former editorial director of VegNews, offers a useful, friendly introduction to the vegan lifestyle for those who want to dabble or for those already committed to living animal-product-free.
New from Mayo Clinic-the essential guide to living gluten-free. Whether diagnosed with celiac disease or just deciding if a gluten-free diet is right for you, Mayo Clinic Going Gluten-Free will help you create and maintain a gluten-free lifestyle. Both authoritative and approachable, the book includes core medical information on celiac disease in addition to focusing on practical, everyday issues.
Revised and updated, Diabetes A to Z covers everything a person living with diabetes needs to know in simple, direct, and easy-to-understand language. Whether the topic is eye disease, high blood pressure, or skin care, Diabetes A to Z gives the answers curious readers want to know.
Get cooking and eat your way to better health with the latest edition of this popular cookbook. It includes more than 100 simple and delicious dishes that will turn healthy eating into a celebration of good food. It includes healthy substitutions, simple tips in the kitchen, smart shopping ideas, and notes on how to judge portion sizes. There is new material on how to shop in a healthy way, how to set up your pantry for healthy meals, and guidelines for physical activity. With the latest research, revisions to recipes, and updated recommendations for healthy eating, this cookbook makes it fun and easy to eat well.
Here is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to improve cardiac health and lose weight, offering 800 recipes--100 all new, 150 refreshed--that cut saturated fat and cholesterol. The American Heart Association's cornerstone cookbook has sold more than three million copies and it's now fully updated and expanded to reflect the association's latest guidelines as well as current tastes, with a fresh focus on quick and easy.