Publications, Selected List

Publications and Writing

Books and Chapters in Books

Mushroom: A Global History, Reaktion Books (U.K.), September 2013.

“Market Day, Haiti.” In: So Spoke the Earth: The Haiti I Knew, The Haiti I know, The Haiti I Want to Know. Edited and published by Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc. October 2012.

International Affairs: Indexing Ethnic Cookbooks, in Indexing Specialties: Cookbooks,

edited by Alexandra Nickerson, Fred Liese, and Terri Hudoba. Information Today, 2009.

Handbook of Indexing Techniques: A Guide for Beginning Indexers, with Linda Fetters and Do Mi Stauber. 3rd Edition. FimCo Books, 2001.

Indexing Food and Nutrition Materials, in Medical Indexing: Indexing Specialties Series, edited by L. Pilar Wyman. Information Today & American Society of Indexers, 1999.

The Communal Bowl: A Celebration of the World’s Food, Rabat American School, Rabat, Morocco, 1990. (Fundraising cookbook for school.)

Articles Published in Print

“Moonshine.” In Search of Taste, April 2015.

“Xerophthalmia,” in Food Issues: An Encyclopedia, Sage Publications, May 2015.

“Minerals,” in Food Issues: An Encyclopedia, Sage Publications, May 2015.

“Seventh-Day Adventist Foodways,” in Food Issues: An Encyclopedia, Sage Publications, May 2015.

“Around the World in 27 Cookbooks: Time-Life’s Foods of the World Series,” Repast. Fall 2014.

Jean-Georges Vonerichten, in Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2nd edition, 2012.

“Daily Life Through Cooking and Cookbooks: A Brief Guide to Using Cookbooks as Tools in Historical Archaeology,” Artifact, November 2012.

“Diana Kennedy,” in Icons of American Cooking, edited by Victor W. Geraci and Elizabeth Demers, 2011.

“Haiti,” in Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, edited by Ken Albala, Greenwood press, 2011.

“Honduras,” in Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, edited by Ken Albala, Greenwood press, 2011.

A Greedy Woman: The Long, Delicious Shelf Life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell,” Fine Books Magazine, August 2009.

“Aztec Entertaining,” in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia, edited by Melitta Weiss Adamson and Francine Segan, Greenwood Press, 2008.

“Colonial Mexico,” in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia, edited by Melitta Weiss Adamson and Francine Segan, Greenwood Press, 2008.

“Cookbooks, History of,” in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia, edited by Melitta Weiss Adamson and Francine Segan, Greenwood Press, 2008.

“Inca,” in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia, edited by Melitta Weiss Adamson and Francine Segan, Greenwood Press, 2008.

“Saints’ Days,” in Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia, edited by Melitta Weiss Adamson and Francine Segan, Greenwood Press, 2008.

“The Politics of AIDS: The Invisible Cure,” National Catholic Reporter, October 31, 2007.

“Novelists Train Their Sights on Islamic Terrorism,” National Catholic Reporter, October 6, 2006.

“Vincent van Gogh and starvation,” The Virginia Culinary Thymes, Spring 2006.

“Culinary historiography, or methodology in writing culinary history,” The Virginia Culinary Thymes. Winter 2005.

“Julia Child: America’s Bright Shining Star,” The Roanoke Times, August 18, 2004.

“AIDS in Africa: ‘Mass Murder by Complacency?,’” The Roanoke Times, 2004. “Far from desperate in Iraq,” The Roanoke Times, November 7, op-ed page 7, 2003.

“Now let’s reach out to the rest of the world,” The Roanoke Times, December 18, op-ed page 9, 2003.

“Now pass the pigweed, that is if there’s any more in the gourd,” with Barbara A. Purdy.    The Daytona Beach News-Journal. December 16, 5A, 2003.

Piece of Cake? Cookbook Indexing: Basic Guidelines and Resources,” KEY WORDS. 7(1): 1, 6-12, 1999.

“Indexing Food and Nutrition Materials,” in Medical Indexing: Indexing Specialties Series. American Society of Indexers, 1999.

“Medical Reference Tools for Indexers,” in Medical Indexing: Indexing Specialties Series.  American Society of Indexers, 1999.

“Indexing Chinese Names: Some Basic Guidelines,” KEY WORDS 6(1): 16-17, 1998.

“Coming to Terms: Humanities Reference Tools for Indexers,” KEY WORDS 5(5): 11-15, 1997.

“Coming to Terms: Science and Technology Reference Resources for Indexers,” KEY WORDS 5(3&4): 30-33, 1997.

“Coming to Terms: Social Science Reference Tools for Indexers,” KEY WORDS 5(3&4): 26-29, 1997.

“Coming to Terms: Medical Reference Tools for Indexers,” KEY WORDS 5(1): 7-9, 1997.

“Thoughts of Food and Such.” Cedar Key Beacon, Cedar Key, FL. (81 weekly columns on food and nutrition) 1990-1991.

Selected Book Reviews

Note the plethora of other reviews: a total of 49 written for The Roanoke Times, which appear at The Book Omnivore. Plus several dozen mini-reviews written for Library Journal from 1995 -2000, as well as New York Journal of Books 

My Kitchen Year, by Ruth Reichl. Modern Salt, online magazine.

Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party & the Making of America, by Benjamin Carp, Gastronomica 12(1): 119 – 120, Spring 2012.

Taste or Taboo: Dietary Choices in Antiquity, by Michael Beer, Food Culture & Society 14 (4): 613 – 616, December 2011.

Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilization, by Evan D. G. Frasier and Andrew Rimas, Culinary Historians of New York newsletter, Fall 2011.

Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake, by Sarah Hand Meacham, Gastronomica, 11(3): 108, August 1, 2011.

Flavours of Byzantium, by Andrew Dalby, Culinary Historians of New York newsletter, Fall 2010.

Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World, by Lilia Zaouli, Food Culture & Society 12(1): 117 -120, March 2009.

Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book, by Dusha Bateson and Weslie Janeway, Culinary Historians of New York newsletter, Fall 2009.

The Age of American Unreason, by Susan Jacoby, National Catholic Reporter, May 2, 2008.

Do You Believe? Conversations on God and Religion, by Antonio Monda, National Catholic Reporter, February 8, 2008.

Women in God’s Kitchen: Cooking Eating and Spiritual Writing, by Cristina Mazzoni,   National Catholic Reporter, February 10, 2006.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt, by Bill Manley, Digest of Middle Eastern Studies 7(1): 88 -89, Winter 1998.

Arab Women: Unequal Partners in Development, by Shirin J. A. Shuki, in Digest of Middle Eastern Studies 6(2): 65 – 67, Spring 1997.

The Bedouins and the Desert: Aspects of Nomadic Life in the Arab East, by Jibrail S. Jabbur, in Digest of Middle Eastern Studies 5(4): 78 -81, Fall 1996.

Culinary Cultures of the Middle East, by Sami Zubaida and Richard Tapper, Digest of Middle Eastern Studies 4(3): 93 – 97, Summer 1995.

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