Oxford University Press (OUP) are delighted to announce that four books available through Oxford Reference have been named among Library Journal’s Best Reference of 2015.
The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets
"The most popular reference book of the year is this “tour de force” on all things sugary and sweet" (Library Journal)
The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets is a sweeping collection of nearly 600 entries, written by 265 expert contributors. Its coverage begins with the human proclivity for sweetness, and continues across many thousands of years and around the globe many times, affording glimpses deep into the brain as well as stratospheric flights into the world of sugar-crafted fantasies.
Discover this book for yourself by reading the Foreword - now freely available.
The Oxford Companion to Wine (4th edition)
Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents over 3,500 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable. With this new edition a total of almost 2,500 entries have been significantly revised and 300 entries are completely new, with topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen.
Discover this book for yourself by reading a selection of articles which are now freely available: the ageing of wine, how geology is used in growing wine, and information about the language we use to write or speak about wine.
Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City
Savoring Gotham traces the rise of New York City's global culinary stardom, from the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, to Greek diners in the city that are arguably not diners at all. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts – most of them New Yorkers – Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing.
Delve deeper: do you know your NYC food and drink? Take our quiz to find out.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts covers the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the Bible itself in the literary, visual, and musical arts. With bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, each entry provides scholars and students with a reliable source of specialist information on topics that are not covered by existing general reference works.