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Chinese Culinary History

Resources for the study of Chinese culinary history, featuring the Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection, a special collection at Stony Brook University.

Websites for Research

Anthropology of Food
Anthropology of Food is a bilingual French and English academic web journal dedicated to the social science of food.

Asia Society: Food and Recipes
The Asia Society provides recipes and articles on the topic of Asian Cuisine. (A recipe for “Bubble Tea” is included

Asian American Research Institute
Established on November 19, 2001, by The City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees, in a resolution introduced by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The Institute is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies

Chinese Herbs and Medicines
This website provides an overview and history of Chinese medicine.

Chinese Imperial Cuisines
Information on the history of Imperial food, Chinese philosophies of health building, types of cuisines, and an explanation of how dishes are named are provided on this website.

Chinese Nutrition and Cuisine
Health and traditional Chinese medicine, food as medicine, hot and cold foods, Chinese meals, regional cuisines, and food production and preservation.

Chinese Regional Cuisine
Szechuan, Cantonese, Hunan, Fujian, Anhui, Bejing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macanese, Manchurian, Taiwanese, Yunan, Buddhist, and common Chinese Islamic dishes are presented.

Flavor and Fortune
An award winning magazine founded by Dr. Jacqueline Newman with articles on ancient and modern Chinese cuisine, recipes, and regional issues.

Google Scholar
A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Museum of the Chinese in America
Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

Project Gutenberg
Search: China +food, for e-books.

Recipe Source Chinese Recipes
At present, this websites supplies 892 Chinese recipes ranging from Abalone Meuniere Mandarin to Za Jiang Mein.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Food Therapy
Topics on this website include: the Chinese philosophy regarding food, the Cantonese classification of food, and common food therapy recipes.

What's on the Menu?
New York Public Library's menu digitization project and database.