Research Papers about Midwestern Foods and Foodways
This modest collection of research papers represents the ingenuity that has been brought to bear on the history and science of foods and foodways in the Midwest. It begins with the work of John Bennett and his colleagues. Their work in Southern Illinois was a pioneering effort meant to shed light on American food habits through the lens of social anthropology.
Simon J. Bronner. 1981. Western Folklore, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Foodways and Eating Habits: Directions for Research), pp. 115-124.
In recent years historians have become particularly active in the study of foods and culinary traditions. Rich traditions of eating and drinking are now being documented in areas throughout the Midwest.
Alan J. Rocke. 2002. Western Reserve Studies Symposium, No. 17. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Bruce Kraig. 2006. Authenticity in the Kitchen: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Richard Hosking, ed. Blackawton, Totnes, Devon: Prospect Books, pp. 283-291.