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Cooking Subject Guide: Web Resources

A pathfinder designed to educate people about cooking techniques, cuisine and recipes.

Web Resources The Recipe Network
“A vast library of all kinds of recipes. The categories of recipes include: salad, soup, vegetarian, holiday, baking, chicken, pasta, seafood, and more. Each recipe can be automatically converted to metric measurements at the click of a button. Recipes are grouped by category and alphabetically.”

The Cook's Thesaurus
"The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions."

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
“Health and Nutrition information relating to food from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Includes information on additives, chemicals and pesticides; foodborne illnesses; and labeling.”

The Food Lover's Glossary
“Browsable glossary of words relating to food and cooking.”

The James Beard Awards
"The James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire."
“Your one stop for online federal information about nutrition, including links on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety. Links to government programs such as the Food Stamp Program, WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), and the School Lunch and Breakfast programs, are available here as well.”

“RecipeSource is an online recipe database project started in 1993 by Berkeley University which now holds over 70,000 recipes. The database is fully searchable by ingredient, type of dish (side, main) and ethnicity. In addition to food recipes, there are recipes for pet treats and hair and skin products, along with cooking hints and tips.”