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The Diner’s Dictionary

The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2013
Over 2,300 entries Seasoned generously with literary wit, The Diner’s Dictionary is a veritable feast, tracing the origins and history of over 2,300 gastronomical words and ... More
Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
201,499 words
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73
Over 2,000 entries This accessible dictionary is packed full of authoritative information on foods and drinks, types of diet, sports and activities, ... More
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
221,131 words
Illustration(s):
53
Over 8,000 entries This dictionary offers jargon-free entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health that clearly explain even the most technical of ... More
The Oxford Book of Health Foods

The Oxford Book of Health Foods   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
"A handy guide to more than a hundred types of food for which health claims have been made." Catholic Library World The health food industry ... More
The Oxford Companion to Beer

The Oxford Companion to Beer   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
569,900 words
Illustration(s):
119
Over 1,100 entries 1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. The first major reference work to investigate the history and ... More
The Oxford Companion to Cheese

The Oxford Companion to Cheese   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
510,885 words
Illustration(s):
184
Over 850 entries The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first truly comprehensive reference work dedicated to the exploration of how four basic ingredients—milk, microorganisms, ... More
The Oxford Companion to Food

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
1.10 million words
Illustration(s):
190
‘the best food reference work ever to appear in the English language … read it and be dazzled’ – Bee Wilson, New Statesman Over 3,000 entries ... More
The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
532,518 words
Illustration(s):
115
Over 595 entries This is the most ambitious and eclectic reference work of its kind, a sweeping collection of nearly 600 entries on all things sweet, written by 265 expert ... More
The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
994,969 words
Illustration(s):
75
Winner of the James Beard Foundation 2016 Award in the Beverage category. ‘The greatest wine book ever published’ - The ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.38 million words
Illustration(s):
401
Over 1,400 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and ... More

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