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Food history

You don't know what beauty is till you've seen Gastronomica, the journal of food and culture

Prospect Books specialize in food history and publish the journal Petits Propos Culinaires
Alternative link to Prospect Books

The new Turkish food history magazine, Yemek ve Kültür Dergisi

Buckley's Food History Links and Documents

Links about specific foods A to Z

Historical cookery

The Apicius group, which shares experiences on ancient food, eespecially Roman

Ivan Day's Historic Food.
There's information here on his Period Cookery Courses; also about the annual Leeds Symposium on Food History and Traditions

Cariadoc and Elizabeth's Recreational Medievalism
with Janet Hinson's translation of Le Ménagier de Paris, Elizabeth's translation of Maistre Chiquart's Du Fait de Cuisine, Valoise Armstrong's translation of Das Kochbuch der Sabina Welserin and Charles Perry's translation of an anonymous Andalusian cookbook of the 13th century

Cindy Renfrow works on historic recipe books

The Waks Family Cookbook
which generously includes a complete transcript of A Booke of Cookrye (1591)

Finding list of early cookery and food texts

Language and language history

Two magazines about languages: The Linguist and Translating Today

The Language Hat, a language blog

African linguistics on the Internet

Languages in Latin America

ILCAA, the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa

Language disappearance


Links about specific languages A to Z

Library Catalogues


Almost as good as being in Paris: reading about it in David Downie's Paris, Paris with photographs by Alison Harris

On Paros the best breakfasts are at the Marina Cafe

Plants and animals, especially edible and medicinal

Ben Sharvy's Edible landscaping and gardening

Henriette's Herbal Homepage
with King's American Dispensatory and J. U. Lloyd's History of the vegetable drugs (1911)

Jules Janick's lecture series, History of horticulture

Mrs Grieve, The Modern Herbal

Dan Moerman's Native American Ethnobotany, a database of foods, drugs, dyes and fibers of Native American peoples, derived from plants

Erowid Psychoactive Plants Database

Shaman Australis

GRIN Taxonomy for Plants

Life Sciences cross-database search

B & T World seeds

Plants For A Future

ITIS [Integrated Taxonomic Information System]: taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world

Fishbase: 29000 species, 209800 common names, 40100 pictures

Master Index of Freshwater Fishes

Enviroweb world species list


Dico des Epices

Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages


Links to online dictionaries, Plant, animal and food glossaries and Glossaries of sex words and obscenities

Ask a Linguist questions and answers

Linguist List home page

World Wide Words by Michael Quinion

A word a day from, founded by Anu Garg

Merriam-Webster's word of the day

Vocabula Review (good words cost good money)

Evan Morris's Word Detective

The alt-usage-english Usenet newsgroup

Luciferous Logolepsy: Dragging obscure words into the light of day

Richard Lederer's Verbivore Page

Judi Wolinsky's Word Play site list

Word origins

Word Wizard: for lovers of the English language

Take Our Word For It

Dave Wilton's Etymology Page


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