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Culinary Arts: Cul 106

This Guide has resources of interest to students in the Culinary Arts program.

Books, eBooks, Databases and Websites of Interest

Books in the Library


  • Culinary Ephemera : An Illustrated History -  a trove of enchanting designs, appealing colors, and forgotten motifs that stir the imagination, features an unprecedented assortment of ephemera, or paper collectibles, related to food. It includes images of postcards, match covers, menus, labels, posters, brochures, valentines, packaging, advertisements, and other materials from nineteenth- and twentieth-century America.

  • Food Jobs : 150 Great Jobs for Culinary Students, Career Changers and FOOD Lovers - this book offers profiles of food jobs by the dozen--everything from the traditional (maitre d', caterer, dietitian) to the behind-the-scenes (restaurant consultant, kitchen designer, hotel promoter) to the holy-cow-I-can-get-paid-for-that? (yacht chef, tea taster, fortune cookie message writer).
  • Restaurant, Food & Beverage Market Research Handbook 2016-2017 - this book provides consumer spending data, market forecasts, and trends assessments. The trends assessments include discussions of consumer behavioral trends, dining trends, daypart analysis (including snacks and late-night), mealpart analysis, and more. 


Internet Resources

  • - a great site with historical food and culinary industry milestones from the long history of humans and our interactions with food. Use Ctrl-F to search for a specific product (such as Spam) or a food item (such as pickles)