Food is everywhere this time of year. Get ready for the holidays with the resources below!* If you’re cooking it, we’ve got some recipes for you. If you’re eating it (and who isn’t?), try some of the government resources on nutrition. If you’re trying to avoid a certain person’s cooking… well, we can’t help you there.
Fun Food Websites
Librarian’s Index to the Internet
An index organized by librarians. A multitude of culinary resources by subject.
Links to many other web resources, recipes by category, beverages, restaurant guides, and a guide to television programs.
Food timeline and culinary history timeline, beginning in prehistoric times! Really fun.
The History of Eating Utensils
The name says it all.
Access to a variety of government-sponsored resources
Nutrition Assistance Programs
Provides information on national programs such as the Food Stamp Program and the National School Lunch Program
Key Ingredients — America By Food
Site sponsored by the Smithsonian. Web version of a traveling exhibit that examines influences by region and ethnicity.
“For people who love to cook”
Food History News
Journal dedicated to culinary history.
The World Wide Gourmet
Conversion table (English to European)
The Cook’s Thesaurus
Need to substitute ingredients? Look no further.
The Recipe Link
Huge collection of recipes, including a link to Newspaper Food Columns.
* Sites originally recommended in College and Research Libraries News, Nov. 2003, pp 656 – 659.