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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Food -- Encyclopedias,
  • Cookery, American -- Encyclopedias,
  • Food habits -- United States -- Encyclopedias

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 643-645) and index

Statementedited by Andrew F. Smith
GenreEncyclopedias
ContributionsSmith, Andrew F., 1946-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTX349 .O94 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 693 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages693
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17218551M
ISBN 100195307968
ISBN 109780195307962
LC Control Number2006032303

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