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Can anyone suggest me some good books related to Gastronomy, food history, culture, recipes based on different cultures. 

Also recommend the best food magazine subscriptions. 

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that's white a questoion

 

Ill move down to magazines :

 

the only magazine I get is Fine Cooking

 

https://www.finecooking.com

 

possibly your library has a subscription ?

 

or a news stand near you a copy ?

 

I do hate to say it

 

but   https://www.177milkstreet.com/magazine

 

is quite decent.   its a bazillion times better than America's test kitchen

 

however it runs against my grain to buy anything from C.Kimball.

 

the Lord of Churn.

 

its in my library system , so I take advantage of that.

 

again , check your library and newsstand.

 

magazines are dinosaurs waiting to become extinct 

 

too bad too.

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My two favorite are still Art of Eating and Gastronomica. These two slide in between your descritions. Both are long-form magazine/journal type publications. Both are extremely in-depth, culturally wide-spanning publications. If you want beyond the mainstream you won't find better IMO.

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A new and beautiful contender in this class is Whetstone:  http://www.whetstonemagazine.com/

 

On cooking mags, I second the Fine Cooking rec, and I also enjoy Saveur.  

 

And I'm with rotuts on the C. Kimball nightmare (even though I learned a fair amount from him over the years).  That said -- MilkStreet has a podcast which I listen to; on some level it's less tolerable than the magazine, but on the other hand it's free.   

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Those are very general questions. Are there particular cultures you're interested in? Which aspects of food history appeal to you? What are you looking to learn from food-related magazines?

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17 hours ago, Cookwhoplaysdrums said:

Can anyone suggest me some good books related to Gastronomy, food history, culture, recipes based on different cultures. 

Also recommend the best food magazine subscriptions. 

 

I thoroughly enjoyed "Eat My Globe," by Simon Majundar (I believe that's the author's name; it's been several years). Cookwise, by Shirley Corriher, is a good one for some science and history behind the recipes and techniques. 

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Well I'll thank to everyone who stopped by my post and helped me out with your suggestions. I am definitely putting those recommendations and questions that some of you asked into consideration and starting to work on it.

And yes, the main purpose of asking this question was because am planning to study a Post Graduate course in Gastronomy.

I intend to learn about it, at least for now, from some of the books, links and magazines that you all shared. I know it would have been easy for me too Google it all, but I think getting some personal ideas and talking to new people from the same community would help me in a better way. 

Also, I have some Universities in mind which provides that particular course, but am always open for suggestions. Looking forward to hear from you all.

Have a great day !

 

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Three entertaining books by Mark Kurlansky: 

Salt: A World History

Milk: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

 

By Natalie Duguid, sometimes with Jeffrey Alford:

Hot Sour Salty Sweet

Mangoes and Curry Leaves

Taste of Persia

et al.

 

An oldie but goodie by Margaret Visser: 

Much Depends on Dinner

 

And if you'd like a book AND a doorstop: 

A History of Food, by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

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