The number of gastronomy web sites is large and growing. Some are worthwhile and some are awful. If you know of any web based sources of useful information, or if you find any of the following links dead, or duds, please send a message from the bottom of the page.
Food History Publishers
Prospect Books : Prospect Books, publisher of books about cookery, food history and the ethnology of food. Publishers of Petit Propos Culinaires.
Applewood Books - reprints many elderly cookery books - mainly from the US:
Dealers in old and new cookery books
The easiest way to find and purchase old hard to find cookery books is through one of several book search sites [support your local book seller first however] : The most useful being:
Bookfinder : http://www.bookfinder.com owned by abebooks and hence amazon
Abebooks : http://www.abebooks.com a subsidiary of amazon
Alibris : http://www.alibris.com
Biblio : http://www.biblio.com - Britains largest site for rare books
Addall : http://used.addall.com - perhaps the best although a little basic in design - it will search many other sites including those above.
Most second hand / rare book dealers sell through one or more of the above sites, but if you are local you can avoid postage costs (which can be horrendous for heavy books) by going into the local bookseller, occasionally the book may also be cheaper than the online price.
Amazon is perhaps the largest seller of new books, and through Abe, secondhand books: http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Search-Books/b?ie=UTF8&node=241582011
Books for Cooks : Independant bookseller of new & old books about wine, food & the culinary arts. Based in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
http://www.vintagecookbooks.com.au : Online source of vintage cookery books
http://cook-books.com.au/ccp0-catshow/old-vintage-collectable-cookbooks-recipe-books.html : Online cookery books
http://www.svb.com.au/cooking.htm : Internet book shop with large number of cookery-related books and pamphlets
Historical sources - Digital collections to read or download
There are many sources for full-text, online digital books relating to gastronomy. The most extensive are : Google books - some books are still under copyright but most of those before 1923 are not. Use the advanced search function to limit your searches to those available in full view. Snippet view may also be useful at times. The HathiTrust digital library includes almost 5 million digitised volumes, of which about 15% are in the public domain. There is some overlap with google books, but some volumes are only available at HathiTrust. The internet archive includes 2.5 million books that can be read and downloaded. Project Gutenberg has about 50,000 free ebooks. The Online Books Page: Archives and Indexes gives a catalogue of online full-text sources and resources. Chest of books has a useful selection of cookery books as well as many other categories.
Specifically gastronomic archives:
http://mdc.cbuc.cat/cdm/landingpage/collection/fonsgrewe/lang/en_US : European cookery books - he Grewe digital collection is a selection of 50 books on food and cooking from the sixteenth century to 1820
Digital collection of US Cookery Books : Feeding America - The Feeding America project has created an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The digital archive includes page images of 76 cookbooks from the MSU Library's collection as well as searchable full-text transcriptions. This site also features a glossary of cookery terms and multidimensional images of antique cooking implements from the collections of the MSU Museum.
Online culinary history network : online research library and network of historical culinary texts, dating from earliest times to the 18th century
http://www.kookhistorie.nl : Dutch cookery books, some translated
http://www.thousandeggs.com : Extensive list of sources for ancient and medieval cookery and brewing from Cindy Renfrew - author of "Take a thousand Eggs".
Kingdom of Atlantia - complex store of historical online sources, recipes and redactions : http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=697
Medieval sources : http://www.katjaorlova.com/NoBooks.htm
Medieval collections of recipes and resources : http://godecookery.com
http://hearth.library.cornell.edu : Hearth - a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance. The first phase of this project focused on books published between 1850 and 1925 and a small number of journals. Future phases of the project will include books published between 1926 and 1950, as well as additional journals. The full text of these materials, as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects relating to Home Economics, are all freely accessible on this site. This is the first time a collection of this scale and scope has been made available.
http://kitchenhistoric.blogspot.co.nz/p/resources.html : Useful source for some digital online books and other oddments
http://kitchenhistoric.blogspot.jp/p/digitized-cookbooks.html : Links to many Australian and a few online NZ digital cookbooks
http://www.victorianlondon.org/index-2012.htm : A site devoted to Victorian London but with many useful online digital segments relating to cookery. Includes a full online Mrs Beeton (1961).
Specific Digital Books:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12293?msg=welcome_stranger : William Hazlitt - "Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisines"
Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton, 1861: http://www.victorianlondon.org/publications7/beeton-00.htm
http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn4511474 : "English and Australian Cookery Book" (1864) - the first Australasian Cookery Book
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au : The State Library of Victoria has a number of digised cookery books that are available for viewing, these include:
http://dream-designs.net/roxalana/ : Redactions of historic recipes, mainly middle eastern and Roman.
IVU Online library : Large number of vegetarian history links and information.
http://www.vegatopia.org : All things Vegan
Culinary Historians of Canada : Cooks, cooking, food and foodways in Canada
http://john.curtin.edu.au/events/seminar2003_bosworth.html : Wartime tucker
http://www.sgapqld.org.au/bushtucker.html : Bush Tucker
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/plant_info/aboriginal_bush_foods : Aboriginal Bush Foods
http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/eta/exhibition : Western Australia - Eating the Archives - 2011 exhibition
Food History News : Sandy Oliver's Food History News with many useful links.
http://www.digital-librarian.com/food.html : Extensive list of sources and links relating to food and drink - primarily American but other areas are included.
New Zealand History
Ministry of Culture and Heritage
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/no-pavlova-please/food-and-drink : Food in the 20th Century
Te Ara - Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/kai-pakeha-introduced-foods : Pakeha introduced foods
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/society/page-9 : Food, drink and dress
http://www.foodmuseum.com :"The museums research, collect, preserve, exhibit and explain the history and social significance of the world's most important foods, and bring artifacts and programs to audiences of all ages." Large and interesting melange of foodie bits and pieces.
http://www.historicfood.com : Ivan Day's site on historic food
http://www.angelfire.com/md3/openhearthcooking/aaGroups-libraries.html : Links to culinary history groups and food websites, mainly US but not exclusively
Jan O'Connel's Australian Food History Timeline: http://meandmybigmouth.com.au
Retail grocery in Australia: http://www.aph.gov.au/binaries/senate/committee/retail_ctte/report/e06.pdf
The late Lynne Olver's basic but extensive international timeline: Food Timeline
http://www.foodtimeline.org/australia.html : Olver's food timeline for Australia and New Zealand
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_food#1900s : Wiki Food Timeline
http://www.foodreference.com/html/html/yearonlytimeline.html : Timeline included in "an eccentric world of unique and fascinating food information."
Cookery Book Collecting
http://www.cookbook-l.com : Cookbook discussion forum (American)
http://www.abebooks.com/books/cooking/collecting-cookbooks.shtml : Brief discussion on the subject from Abebooks.com
http://www.booktryst.com/2011/03/whats-cooking-down-under-rare-cookbooks.html : Cookbooks from Monash University
Slow Food : http://slowfood.com
Magazines / Journals
http://www.afsnet.org/?page=Foodways&hhSearchTerms=%22digest%22 : American Folklaw Society Digest
http://www.brepols.net/Pages/BrowseBySeries.aspx?TreeSeries=FOOD : Food and History - Journal of the European Institute for the History and Culture of Food
http://www.food-culture.org/fcs-journal/ : Food Culture and Society
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/bfj# : British Food Journal
www.aristologist.com (this site) : The Aristologist - An Antipodean Journal of Food History
Food / Food History Writing and Research
http://www.rachellaudan.com/getting-started-in-food-history : A Historian's Take on Food History and Food
http://onebigtable.com/cooknscribble/ : Food writing with Molly O’Neill
https://notevenpast.org/digital-history-primer-part-1/ : Doing history with the internet
http://kenalbala.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/how-to-publish-food-book-part-one-right.html : Ken Albala - How to Publish a Food Book
http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/c.php?g=165048&p=1083600 : University of Adelaide Research Guide
NGram viewer : Useful word analysis tool for google books
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/traded-goods-dictionary/1550-1820 : Useful site incorporating a dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain
Blogs and Opinions
Darian Zam: https://longwhitekid.wordpress.com
Michael Symons http://mealsmatter.co/about/
http://aussiefoodbloggers.com.au : Ranking of Australian Food Bloggers
US based but international content (PB Reber): http://researchingfoodhistory.blogspot.co.nz
Michael Pollan : http://michaelpollan.com/articles/
http://www.iacp.com : International Association of Culinary Professionals
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/ : The Salt - NPR (National Public Radio) food blog (US)
http://eattheinvaders.org : Eating the invaders - Eating invasive species (US)
http://fat-of-the-land.blogspot.co.nz : 21st Century Foraging - blog (US)
http://www.eatweeds.co.uk/about : Guide to the edible plants of England
http://fleursgourmandes.com/fleursgourmandes.com/edible.html : Eating flowers
http://www.academia.edu/2397437/Desperately_Seeking_Authenticity : The silliness of "authenticity"
http://bompasandparr.com/about/view/studio : Bompas & Parr
Philosophy and Ethics
http://foodethics.univie.ac.at/home/ : Food Ethics - University of Vienna
http://www.food.unt.edu/philfood/ : The Philosophy of food
http://www.righttofood.org : The Right to Food
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/right-to-food-home/en/#.U2K2uy_sObE : United Nations - The right to food
http://www.foodethicscouncil.org : Food Ethics Council
http://foodfirst.org : Food First
http://www.actionaid.org/what-we-do/food-and-land-rights : Action aid - Food rights - Africa
http://sites.lafayette.edu/vast210-sp10/ : Agriculture, Ethics and the Environment
http://livingliberally.org/eating/ : Eating liberally (ethically)
http://food-ethics.com : Food ethics blog
http://realfoodfilms.org : Real Food Films
http://www.lecordonbleu.com.au : Le Cordon Bleu - Adelaide
http://www.lecordonbleu.co.nz : Le Cordon Bleu - Wellington
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/food-studies/research_degrees/ : Higher degrees from the University of Adelaide
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