* New Bibliography Available, on Southern Food & Cooking & Stuff

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Traditional Southern Plate Lunch – three vegs and a starch, plus meat (Photo credit: C. Bertelsen)

Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I love books passionately, especially cookbooks and any books about food.

Because of my current emphasis on foods and cooking and foodways of the American South – tied as all that is to social change and the influx of new population groups – I have created a small (to me) bibliography of books about the South and its ever-changing food.

You will find the bibliography by clicking HERE, or by clicking on A PINT-SIZED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE SUBJECT OF SOUTHERN FOOD & COOKING or on the sidebar to the left.

And one more thing: a bibliography, true to the nature of the beast, is never complete. So if you think I should add something (or subtract something, too), just drop me a line in the Comments section.

© 2013 C. Bertelsen

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Tony, you are so sweet to say that. I’m finally able to sit up for spells of time. Hopefully, each day from now on will see improvement if I don’t overdo it, which I am wont to do.

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  2. Tony F says:

    Sorry about your accident. I am of a (sensible) age to take these things seriously. The little things cause long term problems at my age (60).
    Not like when I fell off my morotcycle every month at age 20. (I couldn’t afford good tyres (tires) and beer , so guess what? Nowadays it takes a fortune in physiotherapy to fix the bruises.
    Sorry for your pain, physical and financial. But please get better soon. You are a living National Treasure..

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  3. Thank you to all for your comments – I was in a car accident on Monday, so cannot reply to each of you. More later.

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  4. Ted West says:

    You had me at gravy.

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  5. Tony Flanagan says:

    Thanks Leo. This morning I have in my hot little fist a receipt from Duke University for a hardback copy of Dana Polan’s Julia Child book! Should have it in about 3 weeks. Thanks for the recommendation. tflanaga@unisa.ac.za

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  6. Sounds ominous, but truly I suspect you’ve hit on a very important subject for your study. If I think of anything else, I will be happy to share.

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  7. Leo says:

    No, I totally agree with you, Tony! LOL! In fact, I worked for the Marriott Corp. in the Wheaton College Dining Halls and the snob factor there was through the roof. I didn’t enjoy my stay there. The students were okay, though. The ones who weren’t snobs! hahahaha! As Cindy mentioned, Dana Pollan’s book is super. You will get a lot out of it, I think….Write me, if you need to: LeoRacicot@gmail.com

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  8. Tony F says:

    I have taken as my Motto for this M Ed thing:

    “Those as can, do;
    those as can’t, teach;
    those as can’t teach, teach teachers!”

    The gender issues are probably significant. ZA is a country of overwhelming bounty. Tropical, to Winelands, to desert vegetables – farmed and wild meat – Chinese, Indian, Malay, African, Greek, Italian, Lebanese cultures. So why do women who become Academics do so? To get away from the kitchen perhaps? It is a serious question I will need to clarify in my survey. “Who does the cooking at home?” Here it is me. But mostly I expect in Pretoria and Johannesburg it is a female thing.

    As for the lousy catering, well ja nie (as we say), it may be a while before there is a Faculty of Foodie at Zuid Afrika universities.

    Thanks again for the booklist.
    TonyF

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  9. Probably, the poor catering, very true! But maybe the foodies will turn the tide?

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  10. Tony F says:

    Thanks so much! In fact the small amount ot academic literature was an attraction, I really hate vast amounts of Literature Review. But also… , umm how do I say this? There is a snob thing in Academia (English Language Academia) that results in very very poor standards of catering at conferences. Maybe 20 years of poor catering has got to me?

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  11. Leo says:

    Tony,

    Cindy is right; there are precious few academic journals dealing with the subject you are investigating. One book that might be helfpul is: “Setting the Table for Julia Child: Gourmet Dining in America 1934-1961” by David Strauss. You might also want to write to Doug Holder who has done a very scholarly dissertation on food. ibbetsonpress@msn.com Bonne chance!!

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  12. Right off the top of my head, no journals other than ASFS’s Food, Culture, & Society, as well as Gastronomica. You might also want to look at the bibliography in Dana Polan’s book about Julia Child, http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=16919

    Good luck, sounds like quite an adventure you’ve embarked upon!

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  13. TonyF says:

    Hello Cynthia Bertelsen,
    I (perhaps foolishly) have agreed to do a Masters in Ed with celebrity chefs as a focus. “Nigella does Distance Education and so do we; why is our content so different?” Do you know of any academic journals that cover anything from Julia Child to Jamie Oliver?

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  14. Leo Racicot says:

    Yes, I totally agree. I think the list, as presented here, is marvelous. I got so excited when I saw it! I am googling and library-questing away like mad! You are a doll! P.S. I will write you a longer email soon. Sorry. I have not been feeling so great, and temps here are below zero all week. Brrrrr !!!

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  15. Good morning, Leo,

    I think I am trying to include cookbooks that seem to be representative of an area and more like a real primary source, as I believe cookbooks to be. It could get a little crazy with the huge number of books available out there, couldn’t it?

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  16. Leo Racicot says:

    This is absolutely great, Cindy! Thanks so much for sharing! I keep meaning to ask you if you like Edna Lewis’ work!
    (How about “The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes from My Life” ?!!)

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  17. Click on the links I provide. Or go to the sidebar and click on A Pint-Sized Bibliography …

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  18. Ann Hertzler says:

    How do I see the bibliography? Is the house yours?

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  19. Robert,

    Thank you for your suggestions; I have followed through and added links to the vintage sites, as well as adding the Gulf City Cook Book.

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  20. Robert W. Brower says:

    I would respectfully add the Gulf City Cook Book, Compiled by the Ladies of the St. Francis Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Mobile, Alabama, 1878.

    In addition, I would note or mark which vintage cookbooks are available on the Internet Archive scanned from an American library (archive.org) or available on the Feeding America site.

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