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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues. Edited by Ken Albala. Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, 2015. 3 vols. acid free $395 (ISBN 978-1-4522-4301-6).

A wide variety of academic disciplines have recognized "food studies" as a legitimate area of study. Sociologists, historians, psychologists, nutritionists, media studies scholars, scientists, and culinarians--to name a few--have all published authoritative works in the realm of food studies. Because food studies encompasses such a broad range of topics, and the language of food studies varies from discipline to discipline, publication of a print food studies encyclopedia is an ambitious undertaking. Dr. Ken Albala, world-renowned food studies scholar, has taken up this challenge.

Albala is Professor of History and Director of the Food Studies Masters program at the University of the Pacific. He has authored or edited over twenty three books--several award winners--and several food studies book series, including Food Cultures around the World and the Rowman and Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy series. His course Food: A Cultural Culinary History, is now available through The Great Courses website. Albala's areas of expertise in food studies is food in history, medieval and Renaissance cooking in particular. Over the course of his research and publishing career, however, Albala has made hundreds of contacts around the world whose work span the entire spectrum of food studies. The list of contributors selected to collaborate on this publication include professional food writers, chefs, academics, and representatives from nonprofit organizations all thoroughly qualified to write on these topics. Amelia Saltsman, Signe Rousseau, Ken Smith, and Ulrica Soderlind are just a few of the established and up-and-coming food studies authorities who contributed to this encyclopedia.

This three volume encyclopedia includes nearly all topics under the food studies umbrella. …

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