Food and Drink in History

Food and Drink in History

Food and Drink in History is a collection of digitized primary source materials documenting food and drink in global history. The collection aims to illuminate historical links between food and drink and identity, politics and power, gender, race, and socio-economic status. Most materials are from the modern era (16th century – present). 6 rare Apicus cookbooks, one of which dates from the 9th century, are a collection highlight. Material types in this collection include printed and manuscript cookbooks, advertisements, government reports, company reports, marketing materials, menus, ephemera, films, oral histories, images of food packaging and artifacts, and more. The collection covers global cuisines, including those described as Mexican, Latin American, Pacific Rim, Chinese, early Californian, African and Asian. Rutgers has access to Modules I & II in this collection.

Materials in these collections are sources from libraries, museums, and archives across the United States, Britain, and Australia.

Dates covered

9th century-2010

Resource types