Database of the Week: Food and Drink in History

Food and Drink in History explores five centuries of primary source material documenting the story of food and drink throughout history. This online collection includes printed and manuscript cookbooks, advertising ephemera, government reports, films, and illustrated content of food and drink. The materials that you will find illustrate the links between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status, as well as charting key issues around agriculture, nutrition, and food production.

To find Food and Drink in History, or any of the other 435+ databases available from the library's online collection, go to will need to login, if off campus, with your Kenyon username/password and DUO. All of our research databases are available in this alphabetical list. If you have any questions about using any database or on how to find more resources, don't hesitate to email a librarian or contact the library's Research & Reference Desk.

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