Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

How much can we learn about a different culture from its food choices, in terms of local produce, preparation and eating habits? In this comprehensive four-volume reference work, a team of dedicated food scholars shows how we can begin to understand the ways different cultures are formed and shaped by eating practices and behaviours.

For each country featured, there is a Food Culture Snapshot, an exposé of the Major Foodstuffs, Cooking, Typical Meals, Eating Out practices (where relevant – excellent resource for travellers!) and content on Special Occasions, Diet and Health, as well as region-specific traditional recipes.

Volume I shines a spotlight on Africa and the Middle East, Volume II looks at the Americas, Volume III explores Asia and OCeania, and finally, Volume IV takes us through Europe.

Find these resources in the Bloomsbury Food Library. and search by country, cuisine, and more.