Food in Victoria

Find information about cooking, cookbooks, restaurants, nutrition, agriculture, provisioning and food studies

Exhibitions and collections - Australia

State Library of Queensland:
At our table: Queensland stories, our people our food.

University of Adelaide:
Global food and resources - research guide

National Archives of Australia:
PhotoSearch  - search for food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, cakes, jam, vegetables, fruit.

State Records Western Australia:
Eating the archives

Pandora - National Library of Australia web archive
Archived web sites - Food and drink

Museum Victoria
Fusion, feminism and food

Emily McPherson Collection - includes cooking and food, the domestic arts, home economics and textiles. 

Exhibitions and collections - International

Big business: food production, processing & distribution in the North 1850-1900 - American Antiquarian Society.|
New York Public Library - the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection and their exhibition NYC lunch, explores the world of lunch in New York City.
Historic cookbooks online - over 650 books, digitised. Include American, European resources. Listed by date, author and collection.
Our global kitchen: food, nature and culture - exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.
The food museum - international listings of museums, organisations and resources.
Kosher & Co. - The Jewish Museum Berlin.
Culinary History Collection - Virginia Tech, includes digitised cookery books.
Early American cookbooks - over 1400 books, published 1800-1920. Search through individual books, or across whole database.

State Library of Victoria

Public Library Melbourne, Samuel Calvert, Nov. 1859

Public library Melbourne, H4955/20

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