Adele Wessell has published on historiography, teaching and community engagement and food history. Her forthcoming book is titled First Course: An Introduction to Food History
. She was a visiting fellow at the National Museum of Australia in November 2008 and is currently working with curator Alison Wishart on one of the books in the Museum's collection, Our Cookery Book
, which sheds light on changing domestic roles, women's position in Australian society and issues such as citizenship and home.