Virtual Bookshelf: American Food Culture
This is the first of three blog posts that feature virtual book displays created by library student workers. The blog editors would like to thank all of the students who participated for the planning, research, and creativity that went into these projects!
Dive into American Food Culture
By Alessandra GangiDino & Sanjum Ishrat
Food is much more than what it seems on the surface; it is powerful and makes a difference in people’s everyday lives. It allows you to understand the culture more without anyone even having to say anything. This virtual display presents books and videos about different types of food in America, thereby giving you a glimpse into the lives of people living in other parts of the U.S. and expanding your appreciation for their culture. After exploring this virtual display, you will have a greater appreciation for food and recognize the impact of living in a diverse country like the U.S.
Explore the virtual book display below to find e-books and streaming films in our collection (note: display works best in Chrome). To interact with the display, start by clicking the “Enter” button in the top right corner. Then, click on the cover of a book to see a summary. When you find an item that you want to check out, click on “Read Now” to be directed to the library catalog. A list of all titles featured, with links to the e-books and streaming films, is also included below.
E-Books & Print Books
Note: To access e-books, you may be prompted to login with your Fordham AccessIT ID.
- Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America
- Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen
- Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture
- Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture
- Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama
- Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico
- Food Across Borders
- Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel
- Food Fight!: Millennial Mestizaje Meets the Culinary Marketplace
- Food Town USA: Seven Unlikely Cities that Are Changing the Way We Eat
- Free for All: Fixing School Food in America
- Gastropolis: Food and New York City
- Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration
- Migrant Marketplaces: Food and Italians in North and South America
- Re-Orienting Cuisine: East Asian Foodways in the Twenty-First Century
- Religion, Food, and Eating in North America
- Representing Italy Through Food
- Ricelands: The World of South-East Asian Food
- Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America
- Tasting Paradise on Earth: Jiangnan Foodways
- The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Tables
- The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America
- The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food is Transforming the American City
- West African Food in the Middle Ages: According to Arabic Sources
Streaming Media (Film, Video, & Audio)
Note: To access videos, you may be prompted to login with your Fordham AccessIT ID.
- Family Meal: New York City
- Food, Inc.
- How Three College Friends Started a Billion-Dollar Salad Chain
- Makolet: A Middle Eastern Grocery in Brooklyn
- The California Taco Trail: How Mexican Food Conquered America
- The Queen of Chinese Cuisine
Thanks again to our student workers Alessandra GangiDino and Sanjum Ishrat for creating this display!