Featured Database: Food and Drink in History

Explore the connections between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status with the Adam Matthew database, Food and Drink in History. This collection looks at “the evolution of food within everyday life to haute cuisine, charting key issues around agriculture and food production, and looking into advertising histories of key food and drink brands.”

Primary source materials within the collection include “printed and manuscript cookbooks, advertising ephemera, government reports, films, and illustrated content revealing the evolution of food and drink within everyday life and the public sphere.”

To get you started, Adam Matthew has a number of orientation resources including teaching guides, frequently asked questions and a page-by-page guide.  You can also watch interviews and cooking demonstrations in the video interview feature to learn more.

Click here to access the Food and Drink in History archives.

Image: 1850-1900. Food and drink: beverages trade cards. Available through Adam Matthew, Marlborough, Food and Drink in History, http://www.foodanddrink.amdigital.co.uk/Documents/Details/WL_Col838Grossman_Box157_2 [Accessed June 03, 2020].

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