Recipes and Food Web Resources

Following are recipes and food resources gleaned during Internet reference searches.
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Recipes:               Index

       Holidays and Seasonal:               Index

Food Resources:               Index

  • The Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA) - "How to Buy": Information on what to look for when purchasing fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs cheese, dairy products, meat, poultry and potatoes.
  • AOL Food: recipes, menu ideas, drinks, entertaining and in-depth information about everything from herbs and spices to weights and measurements.
  • Apples & More - Univ. of Illinois Extension. History & Legends, Apple Facts, Varieties, Facts on Growing Apples, Selections & Uses and Recipes (most important before entering that apple pie baking contest).
  • Berry Fruit Guide: information on, and uses for, a wide variety of berries, many you might not have previously known.
  • CheapCooking.com: Frugal tips for cutting back on your grocery bill, cheap and easy recipes, menu planning ideas, shopping hints, frugal living ideas, and a downloadable grocery list and price book.
  • Chefs.com: culinary information provided by professionals and amateurs alike. Here you can browse through hundreds of cooking-related categories and subjects.
  • The Coffee Science Information Centre: dedicated to providing "accurate, balanced and consistent information to all…who have an interest in coffee, caffeine and health."
  • The Cook's Thesaurus: cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.
  • EveryNutrient.com: Nutrients and Nutrition Information. A natural health and wellness resource about the nutrients in whole foods, and more.
  • Exploratorium- The Science of Cooking: Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.
  • Food & Cooking (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh): resources for seasonal & holiday recipes, food topics, organic foods.
  • Food-Dictionary.com: over 25,000 terms related to food items, nutrition, catering, digestion, and food preparation.
  • Foodreference.com: A collection of modern, classic, historic, cookbook, restaurant and chefs recipes, cooking tips, techniques & methods.
  • The Fruit Pages: "Everything you want to know about fruit."
  • GourmetSleuth.com: 'THE gourmet food and cooking resource.' This site is actually a 'culinary directory [that] contains thousands of links to food, cooking, and drink web sites.' You'll find ethnic foods, wine, beer, even culinary definitions should you question any of the terms bandied about by experienced chefs.
  • Local Harvest: America's #1 organic and local food website maintains a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Just use the search engine or click on the map to find direct links to and information about the local food growers in your area.
  • McCormick's Spices for Health. A must for your "virtual cookbook" shelf.
  • Meals.com: Meal Planning Made Easy. Sponsored by Nestle's Kitchens. Meals.com is dedicated to being your ultimate meals resource. It definitely tries to meet its goal with thousands of recipes available.
  • MyPlate On Campus: an initiative to get college and university students talking about healthy eating and working with their campus community to create ways for students to adopt healthy lifestyles that they can maintain during and beyond their college years.
  • National Center for Home Food Preservation: Current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center advises people on how to can foods safely, along with offering recipes for how to make delicious foods.
  • Nutrition Facts for Raw Fruits and for Raw Vegetables (Food and Drug Administration) - downloadable PDFs
  • Ochef.com is a daily publication of Food News Service, which syndicates food news and articles to newspapers, magazine publishers, and Internet sites around the world.
  • The Old Farmer's Almanac: Cooking & Recipes
  • Popcorn - a whole grain food. The Popcorn Board is a non-profit organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors. The Board strives to raise the awareness of U.S. popcorn as a nutritious and versatile snack through domestic and international marketing efforts.
  • Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal (CDC). When preparing a turkey, be aware of the four main safety issues: thawing, preparing, stuffing, and cooking to adequate temperature.
  • The Tea Table: loose teas black, green, white, Oolong, decaf, herbal and tea ware and accessories.
    • Nicholas Coffee Company: "We pledge to our customers the finest in quality and service at the lowest possible price. We are able to fulfill this pledge because, unlike most of our competitors, we are roasters of all of our coffees and importers of teas and spices. On many items that we carry, we are distributors and therefore eliminate ‘middleman’ costs."
    • Adagio Teas: loose teas black, green, white, Oolong, decaf, herbal and tea ware and accessories.
  • Quinoa: Ancient "Grain" of the Incas. A recently rediscovered ancient "grain" native to South America not only high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Article about quinoa at Wikipedia.
  • SpiceAdvice – online guide to using spices. Information on different kinds of spices and helps you to decide the right spice combination for your meal. The site has spice usage tips, a spice encyclopedia.
  • WorldFood Store: Online resource for ethnic foods

Food Safety Tips:               Index

Miscellaneous:               Index

  • Drinks Mixer: Includes Bartender Guide, Glossary, Search for drinks recipes, Measurements and Terminology.
    • Summer Cocktails from allrecipes.com: Cool down this summer with our top-rated cocktail recipes.
    • Allrecipes - Cocktails: has more than 290 trusted cocktail recipes complete with ratings, reviews and mixing tips.
    • Bartender.com (Bartender Magazine): Hundreds of Cocktail Recipes - Blender Drinks, Bourbon Cocktails, Champagne Cocktails, Cool Drinks (for Hot Weather), Cordials, Gin Cocktails, Irish Cocktails, Juice Drinks, Martini Recipes, Miscellaneous Favorites, Rum Cocktails, Shooters, Summer-tinis, Tequila Drinks, Vodka Cocktails.
    • Drinkstreet.com: home of the best drink recipes online. Browse over 1500 drink recipes. Organized by category so that you can learn how to make them quickly and see other drinks that you might be interested in. Or use the search box to search for the recipe for your favorite drink.
  • Local Harvest: Just enter your ZIP code to locate the 'home grown' markets where you'll find the freshest meats and produce available in your area. Here's your opportunity to 'Buy Local' and at the same time introduce you and your family to regional products.
  • Napkin Folding 101: learn how to fold many designs
  • Nutrition.gov - National Agricultural Library, Food and Nutrition Information Center. "The Best Nutrition Information at Your Fingertips." Answers numerous nutrition related questions, provides helpful hints on planning nutritional meals, food recalls, and food safety. People trying to lose weight can find suggestions for weight control through exercise and proper nutrition. Users can also find useful information about food composition and how your diet can prevent or help manage diseases.
  • Tips for Healthy Eating (Guardian Insurance)
  • WineDefine.com: a comprehensive look into of the word of wine, from the production process to grape varietals and wine tasting terminology.
     

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