Food Links

Contemporary Ethnic Eating

Historical Food Practices in the US

  • “The Foods of Germany that Changed America”.   Having brought foods from their homeland, the transition to life in a new country was made easier
  • “Italian Immigration and Ethnic Food in America”.   Italian Food Culture influences the American Kitchen
  • Lithuanian restaurant provides a gateway to the old world for three waves of emigrants in Chicago
  • Early American Colonists were slow to adopt Native Americans’ practices of food collection
  • Brown, Linda Keller, and Kay Mussell. Ethnic and Regional Foodways in the United States, The Performance of Group Identity. Knoxville, Tennessee: The University of Tennessee Press, 1985.
  • Kittler, Pamela Goyan and Kathryn P. Sucher. Food and Culture, Third Edition. U.S.A.: The Wadsworth Group, 2001.
  • Montanari, Massimo. The Culture of Food. Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1994.
  • Ziegelman, Jane. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Families in One New York Tenement. Harper Collins, 2010.
  • Hasia R. Diner, Hungering for America (Harvard University Press, 1991)
  • Roger Daniels, Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (Perennial, 1991)