My Books

Food on the Page: Cookbooks and American Culture


Stir it Up: Home Economics in American Culture, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008



Food in the United States: 1890- 1945, Greenwood Press, 2009

Food in the US


Lunch: the History of a Meal, Rowman & Littlefield Meals Series, 2014

“Elias excels at selecting details that encourage readers to consider what food habits reveal about the ethos of individuals as well as of nations. . . .Megan Elias reminds us that even the most quotidian ritual can be decoded to expose social hierarchies: the question is not only ‘What’s for lunch?’, but also who goes hungry, and who does the cooking, serving and cleaning up after it?”
— Times Literary Supplement



Barbecue: a Global History, Reaction Press, 2015