Books

In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America by Maureen Ogle

The untold story of how meat made America: a tale of the self-made magnates, pragmatic farmers, and impassioned activists who shaped us into the...

Meat Racket: the secret takeover of America’s food business by Christopher Leonard

The biggest takeover in American business that you’ve never heard of. The American supermarket seems to represent the best in America: abundance, freedom, choice....

Health of a Nation: Harvey W.Wiley and the Fight for Pure Food by Oscar...

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website: "masterful biography; also an excellent early history of the 1906 act and the predecessor agency...

White Bread: A social history of the store-bought loaf by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

How did white bread, once an icon of American progress, become "white trash"? In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders, and social reformers,...

Dining with the Washingtons: Historic Recipes, Entertaining, and Hospitality from Mount Vernon edited by...

Combining vivid photography with engaging essays, Dining with the Washingtons explores the menus, diet, and styles of entertaining that characterized the beloved home of...

Biographies

Alice Evans (1881-1975)

Alice Evans demonstrated that unpasteurized cow’s milk could transmit the disease undulant fever to humans....

Francis Glisson (1597-1677)

Francis Glisson was an English physician who published in 1650 the first detailed and authoritative...

Lucy Wills (1888-1964)

Lucy Wills was a British physician who discovered in the late 1920s and early 1930s...

Marguerite Davis (1887-1967)

Marguerite Davis, a graduate of the University of California, was the young assistant to Elmer...

Elsie Widdowson (1908-2000)

Elsie Widdowson was one of the leading and most beloved British nutritionists of the 20th...

William C. Rose (1887-1985)

William C. Rose established the essential amino acid requirements of the laboratory rat and then...

Casimir Funk (1884-1967)

A Polish-American biochemist, Casimir Funk in 1912 was the first to clearly propose that diseases...

Fredrick Accum 1769-1838

Fredrick Accum was an industrious German-English chemist who in 1820 published an internationally best-selling expose...

William Beaumont (1785 – 1853)

Known as America’s first physiologist, Beaumont was a U.S. Army surgeon stationed on the frontier...