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The Great Gelatin Revival: Savory Aspics, Jiggly Shots, and Outrageous Desserts was the most recently released book by Ken Albala, on January 10th, 2023.

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Ken Albala Stats: The highest rated book by Ken Albala on Book Notification is Food: A Cultural Culinary History, a Non-Fiction book. The second-highest rated book is History of Bourbon, a Non-Fiction book.

The most read book by Ken Albala on Book Notification is History of Bourbon, a Non-Fiction book. The second most read book is Food: A Cultural Culinary History, a Non-Fiction book.

Below is a complete list of Ken Albala books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Eating Right in the Renaissance
2002
2
Food in Early Modern Europe
2003
3
Cooking in Europe, 1250-1650
2006
4
Beans: A History
2007
5
The Lost Art of Real Cooking: Rediscovering the Pleasures of Traditional Food One Recipe at a Time (With: Rosanna Nafziger, Rosanna Nafziger Henderson)
2010
6
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency (With: Rosanna Nafziger, Rosanna Nafziger Henderson)
2012
7
The Most Excellent Book of Cookery (With: Timothy J. Tomasik)
The Most Excellent Book of Cookery (With: Timothy J. Tomasik)
2012
8
8
Food: A Cultural Culinary History
2013
9
Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food: Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future
2013
10
From Famine to Fast Food: Nutrition, Diet, and Concepts of Health Around the World
2014
11
The Food History Reader: Primary Sources
2014
12
A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance
2015
13
Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession
2017
14
8
History of Bourbon
2019
15
The Great Gelatin Revival: Savory Aspics, Jiggly Shots, and Outrageous Desserts
2023

List of Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Italian Cuisine: A Cultural History (By: Massimo Montanari)
Italian Cuisine: A Cultural History (By: Massimo Montanari)
1999
2
Food is Culture (By: Massimo Montanari)
Food is Culture (By: Massimo Montanari)
1999
3
A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America (By: James McWilliams)
2005
4
Gastropolis: Food & New York City (By: Jonathan Deutsch, Annie Hauck-Lawson, Michael Lomonaco)
Gastropolis: Food & New York City (By: Jonathan Deutsch, Annie Hauck-Lawson, Michael Lomonaco)
2008
5
Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture (By: Massimo Montanari)
2009
6
Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb (By: Massimo Montanari)
2009
7
Food and Faith in Christian Culture (With: Trudy Eden)
2011
8
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (By: Massimo Montanari)
2012
9
Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food (By: Jon Krampner)
2012
10
Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation (By: Massimo Montanari)
2013
11
Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food (By: Massimo Montanari)
2016
12
The Botany of Beer: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 Plants Used in Brewing (By: Giuseppe Caruso, Kosmos)
2022
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List of California Studies in Food and Culture Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Breadlines Knee-Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression (By: Janet Poppendieck)
1986
2
Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History (By: Rachel Laudan)
1996
3
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (By: Marion Nestle)
2002
4
Eating Right in the Renaissance
2002
5
Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (By: Marion Nestle)
2003
6
Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine (By: Charles L. Sullivan)
2003
7
Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (By: R. Marie Griffith)
2004
8
Our Overweight Children: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do to Control the Fatness Epidemic (By: Sharron Dalton)
2004
9
Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (By: Theodore C. Bestor)
2004
10
8
The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them (By: Susan Allport)
2006
11
Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food (By: Warren Belasco)
2006
12
The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir (By: Amy Trubek)
2008
13
Encyclopedia of Pasta (By: Oretta Zanini De Vita)
Encyclopedia of Pasta (By: Oretta Zanini De Vita)
2009
14
Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (By: Janet Poppendieck)
2009
15
The Philosophy of Food (By: David M. Kaplan)
The Philosophy of Food (By: David M. Kaplan)
2010
16
Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food during Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents (By: Matt Mcallester)
2011
17
Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism (By: Julie Guthman)
2011
18
Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food, and South Asia (By: Krishnendu Ray)
2012
19
American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food (By: Andrew F. Smith)
2012
20
The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America (By: Heather Paxson)
2012
21
Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (By: Marion Nestle, Malden Nesheim)
Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (By: Marion Nestle, Malden Nesheim)
2012
22
Coffee Life in Japan (By: Merry White)
Coffee Life in Japan (By: Merry White)
2012
23
Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Israel (By: Liora Gvion)
2012
24
Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (By: Joyce Goldstein, Dore Brown)
2013
25
Popes, Peasants, and Shepherds: Recipes and Lore from Rome and Lazio (By: Oretta Zanini De Vita)
2013
26
Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (By: Joyce Goldstein, Dore Brown)
2013
27
The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India (By: Sarah Besky)
2013
28
Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture (By: David A. Cleveland)
2013
29
The Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze (By: George Solt)
2014
30
Word of Mouth: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food (By: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson)
2014
31
Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island (By: David E. Sutton)
2014
32
Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet (By: Amy Bentley)
2014
33
Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea (By: Thomas Parker)
2015
34
Becoming Salmon: Aquaculture and the Domestication of a Fish (By: Marianne Elisabeth Lien)
2015
35
Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production (By: Sarah Bowen)
2015
36
The Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala (By: Emily Yates-Doerr)
2015
37
Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice (By: E. Melanie DuPuis)
2015
38
A Taste of Power: Food and American Identities (By: Katharina Vester)
2015
39
More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change (By: Garrett M. Broad)
2016
40
Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley (By: Peter Adam Kopp)
2016
41
A Geography of Digestion: Biotechnology and the Kellogg Cereal Enterprise (By: Nicholas Bauch)
2016
42
Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China (By: Ellen Oxfeld)
2017
43
Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese (By: Bronwen Percival, Francis Percival)
2017
44
A History of Cookbooks: From Kitchen to Page over Seven Centuries (By: Henry Notaker)
2017
45
Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today (By: Amy B. Trubek)
2017
46
Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel (By: Nir Avieli)
2017
47
Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry (By: Anna Zeide)
2018
48
Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food (By: Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft)
2019
49
The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools (By: Jennifer E. Gaddis)
2019
50
Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net (By: Maggie Dickinson)
2019
51
Sameness in Diversity: Food and Globalization in Modern America (By: Laresh Jayasanker)
2020
52
The Scarcity Slot: Excavating Histories of Food Security in Ghana (By: Amanda L. Logan)
2020
53
Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru (By: María Elena García)
2021
54
Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics (By: Marion Nestle)
2022
55
Yerba Mate: The Drink That Shaped a Nation (By: Julia J.S. Sarreal)
2023
56
Ways of Eating: Exploring Food through History and Culture (By: Merry White, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft)
Ways of Eating: Exploring Food through History and Culture (By: Merry White, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft)
2023
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List of Edible Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Hamburger (By: Andrew F. Smith)
Hamburger (By: Andrew F. Smith)
2008
2
Pizza (By: Carol Helstosky)
Pizza (By: Carol Helstosky)
2008
3
Pancake
2008
4
Chocolate (By: Sarah Moss)
2009
5
Whiskey (By: Kevin R. Kosar)
Whiskey (By: Kevin R. Kosar)
2009
6
Spices (By: Fred Czarra)
Spices (By: Fred Czarra)
2009
7
Curry (By: Colleen Taylor Sen)
Curry (By: Colleen Taylor Sen)
2009
8
Cheese (By: Andrew Dalby)
Cheese (By: Andrew Dalby)
2009
9
Pie (By: Janet Clarkson)
Pie (By: Janet Clarkson)
2009
10
Hot Dog (By: Bruce Kraig)
Hot Dog (By: Bruce Kraig)
2009
11
Cake (By: Nicola Humble)
Cake (By: Nicola Humble)
2010
12
Milk (By: Hannah Velten)
Milk (By: Hannah Velten)
2010
13
Sandwich (By: Bee Wilson)
2010
14
Tea (By: Helen Saberi)
Tea (By: Helen Saberi)
2010
15
Soup (By: Janet Clarkson)
Soup (By: Janet Clarkson)
2010
16
Lobster (By: Elisabeth Townsend)
Lobster (By: Elisabeth Townsend)
2011
17
Ice Cream (By: Laura B. Weiss)
Ice Cream (By: Laura B. Weiss)
2011
18
Potato (By: Andrew F. Smith)
Potato (By: Andrew F. Smith)
2011
19
Dates (By: Nawal Nasrallah)
Dates (By: Nawal Nasrallah)
2011
20
Bread (By: William Rubel)
Bread (By: William Rubel)
2011
21
Apple (By: Erika Janik)
2011
22
Olive (By: Fabrizia Lanza)
Olive (By: Fabrizia Lanza)
2011
23
Champagne (By: Becky Sue Epstein)
Champagne (By: Becky Sue Epstein)
2011
24
Herbs (By: Gary Allen)
Herbs (By: Gary Allen)
2012
25
Gin (By: Lesley Jacobs Solmonson)
Gin (By: Lesley Jacobs Solmonson)
2012
26
Pork (By: Katharine M. Rogers)
Pork (By: Katharine M. Rogers)
2012
27
Rum (By: Richard Foss)
Rum (By: Richard Foss)
2012
28
Vodka (By: Patricia Herlihy)
Vodka (By: Patricia Herlihy)
2012
29
Lemon (By: Toby Sonneman)
Lemon (By: Toby Sonneman)
2012
30
Pudding (By: Jeri Quinzio)
Pudding (By: Jeri Quinzio)
2012
31
Cocktails (By: Joseph M. Carlin)
Cocktails (By: Joseph M. Carlin)
2012
32
Wine (By: Marc Millon)
Wine (By: Marc Millon)
2013
33
Beef (By: Lorna Piatti-Farnell)
Beef (By: Lorna Piatti-Farnell)
2013
34
Salmon (By: Nicolaas Mink)
Salmon (By: Nicolaas Mink)
2013
35
Oranges (By: Clarissa Hyman)
Oranges (By: Clarissa Hyman)
2013
36
Mushroom (By: Cynthia D. Bertelsen)
Mushroom (By: Cynthia D. Bertelsen)
2013
37
Offal (By: Nina Edwards)
Offal (By: Nina Edwards)
2013
38
Game (By: Paula Young Lee)
Game (By: Paula Young Lee)
2013
39
Pineapple (By: Kaori O'Connor)
Pineapple (By: Kaori O'Connor)
2013
40
Figs (By: David Sutton)
Figs (By: David Sutton)
2014
41
Nuts
2014
42
Eggs (By: Diane Toops)
Eggs (By: Diane Toops)
2014
43
Beer (By: Gavin D. Smith)
Beer (By: Gavin D. Smith)
2014
44
Brandy (By: Becky Sue Epstein)
Brandy (By: Becky Sue Epstein)
2014
45
Barbecue (By: Jonathan Deutsch, Megan J. Elias)
Barbecue (By: Jonathan Deutsch, Megan J. Elias)
2014
46
Tequila (By: Ian Williams)
2014
47
Rice (By: Renee Marton)
Rice (By: Renee Marton)
2014
48
Sauces (By: Maryann Tebben)
Sauces (By: Maryann Tebben)
2014
49
Truffle (By: Zachary Nowak)
Truffle (By: Zachary Nowak)
2015
50
Sugar (By: Andrew F. Smith)
Sugar (By: Andrew F. Smith)
2015
51
Dumplings (By: Barbara Gallani)
Dumplings (By: Barbara Gallani)
2015
52
Water (By: Ian Miller)
Water (By: Ian Miller)
2015
53
Lamb (By: Brian Yarvin)
Lamb (By: Brian Yarvin)
2015
54
Doughnut (By: Heather Delancey Hunwick)
Doughnut (By: Heather Delancey Hunwick)
2015
55
Sausage (By: Gary Allen)
Sausage (By: Gary Allen)
2015
56
Edible Flowers (By: Constance Kirker, Mary Newman)
Edible Flowers (By: Constance Kirker, Mary Newman)
2016
57
Fats (By: Michelle Phillipov)
Fats (By: Michelle Phillipov)
2016
58
Banana (By: Lorna Piatti Farnell)
Banana (By: Lorna Piatti Farnell)
2016
59
Onions and Garlic (By: Martha Jay)
Onions and Garlic (By: Martha Jay)
2016
60
Melon (By: Sylvia Lovegren)
Melon (By: Sylvia Lovegren)
2016
61
Pasta and Noodles (By: Kantha Shelke)
Pasta and Noodles (By: Kantha Shelke)
2016
62
Salad (By: Judith Weinraub)
Salad (By: Judith Weinraub)
2016
63
Chillies (By: Heather Arndt Anderson)
Chillies (By: Heather Arndt Anderson)
2016
64
Honey (By: Lucy M. Long)
Honey (By: Lucy M. Long)
2017
65
Moonshine (By: Kevin R. Kosar)
Moonshine (By: Kevin R. Kosar)
2017
66
Pomegranate (By: Damien Stone)
Pomegranate (By: Damien Stone)
2017
67
Herring (By: Kathy Hunt)
Herring (By: Kathy Hunt)
2017
68
Oyster (By: Carolyn Tillie)
Oyster (By: Carolyn Tillie)
2017
69
Berries (By: Heather Arndt Anderson)
Berries (By: Heather Arndt Anderson)
2018
70
Cabbage (By: Meg Muckenhoupt)
Cabbage (By: Meg Muckenhoupt)
2018
71
Shrimp (By: Yvette Florio Lane)
Shrimp (By: Yvette Florio Lane)
2018
72
Seaweed (By: Kaori O'Connor)
Seaweed (By: Kaori O'Connor)
2018
73
Sweets and Candy (By: Laura Mason)
Sweets and Candy (By: Laura Mason)
2018
74
Coffee (By: Jonathan Morris)
2019
75
Biscuits and Cookies (By: Anastasia Edwards)
Biscuits and Cookies (By: Anastasia Edwards)
2019
76
Pickles (By: Jan Davison)
Pickles (By: Jan Davison)
2019
77
Tomato (By: Clarissa Hyman)
Tomato (By: Clarissa Hyman)
2019
78
Mustard (By: Demet Güzey)
Mustard (By: Demet Güzey)
2019
79
Avocado (By: Jeff Miller)
Avocado (By: Jeff Miller)
2020
80
Beans (By: Natalie Rachel Morris)
Beans (By: Natalie Rachel Morris)
2020
81
Saffron (By: Ramin Ganeshram)
Saffron (By: Ramin Ganeshram)
2020
82
Vanilla (By: Rosa Abreu-Runkel)
Vanilla (By: Rosa Abreu-Runkel)
2020
83
Yoghurt (By: June Hersh)
Yoghurt (By: June Hersh)
2021
84
Foie Gras (By: Norman Kolpas)
Foie Gras (By: Norman Kolpas)
2021
85
Jam, Jelly and Marmalade (By: Sarah B. Hood)
Jam, Jelly and Marmalade (By: Sarah B. Hood)
2021
86
Soda and Fizzy Drinks (By: Judith Levin)
Soda and Fizzy Drinks (By: Judith Levin)
2021
87
Edible Insects (By: Gina Louise Hunter)
Edible Insects (By: Gina Louise Hunter)
2021
88
Hummus (By: Harriet Nussbaum)
Hummus (By: Harriet Nussbaum)
2021
89
Coconut (By: Constance L Kirker)
Coconut (By: Constance L Kirker)
2022
90
Cod (By: Elisabeth Townsend)
Cod (By: Elisabeth Townsend)
2022
91
Cod: A Global History (By: Elisabeth Townsend)
Cod: A Global History (By: Elisabeth Townsend)
2022
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List of Routledge International Handbooks Books in Publication Order (with James Arthur, with Saurabh Kumar Dixit, with Timothy Brusseau, with Garry Marvin)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies
2012
2
The Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values ( By: James Arthur)
2013
3
Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies (By: Garry Marvin, Susan McHugh)
Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies (By: Garry Marvin, Susan McHugh)
2013
4
Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender (By: Shirley A. Jackson)
2014
5
Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics (By: Alan Bairner, Jung Woo Lee)
Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics (By: Alan Bairner, Jung Woo Lee)
2016
6
The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity (By: Timothy Brusseau)
2020
7
The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Experience Management and Marketing (By: Saurabh Kumar Dixit)
2022
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List of Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy Books in Publication Order

List of The Food Books in Publication Order

Ken Albala: Biography

Ken Albala is probably best known for their Non-Fiction Books. There are currently 15 books available. The first was released in 2002 with the book Eating Right in the Renaissance. The most recently released book was The Great Gelatin Revival: Savory Aspics, Jiggly Shots, and Outrageous Desserts which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming non-fiction books by Ken at this time.

Ken Albala has also written the Edible series which has 91 books including Hamburger and Pizza.

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Ken Albala: F.A.Q

What was the first book Ken Albala wrote?

The first novel written by Ken Albala was Eating Right in the Renaissance, published in 2002.

What was the most recent book Ken Albala wrote?

Their most recently released work was The Great Gelatin Revival: Savory Aspics, Jiggly Shots, and Outrageous Desserts on January 10th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Ken Albala?

Ken Albala does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Ken Albala written?

Ken Albala has written 21 books. 15 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 1 book in the Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series, 1 book in the California Studies in Food and Culture Series, 2 books in the Edible Series, 1 book in the Routledge International Handbooks Series, 1 book in the Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy Series, 1 book in The Food Series.

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