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Fresh from Florida videos on farm to table cooking with grass-fed Florida beef, eggs from Lake Meadow Farm in Ocoee, Onion Encrusted Yellowtail from Marker 88 in the Keys and all natural Devil's Food Cake with Buttercream Frosting from White Wolf Cafe in Orlando.
Relish in the details of your celebrity chef's life with this biographical database. Trace their career, education, writings, view recent articles, and listen to interviews. Locate by name, such as Emeril Lagasse, Ina Garten, Jacques Pepin, or Rachael Ray, and by occupation: chef or cook.
Discover the joy of cooking with books. Use Books & Authors for browsing fun to find your next book of recipes, fictional feasts, or a new book by your favorite author/chef, such as Alice Waters and the Deen Brothers. Enter "cooking" in the search box to begin and cater selections to your preferences such as fiction or nonfiction using the filters at the top.
If you dream of marketing your barbecue sauce, starting a biscotti bakery, or opening a mobile pizza kitchen, Business Plans Online can help you realize your entrepreneurial potential. View actual business plans from businesses throughout North America or select a template such as Fictional Food Distributor and plan your dream.
Browse cooking and nutrition magazines from novice to professional with names such as Bon Appetit, Environmental Nutrition, and Gourmet Retailer available online in the Culinary Arts Collection database. Search by recipe, read restaurant reviews, and keep up to date on the latest industry news.
Learn more about food allergies and sensitivities and find a bountiful harvest of healthy recipes in this living well database. View the video, Summer Safety: Cooking in the Great Outdoors, get the latest on brain food, and " Test Your Nutrition Intuition." Whether your interest is a specific dietary need or nutritional health, search by topic for information on food right for you and your family in this health database.
Enjoy regional recipes from newspapers throughout America! Locate a locavore recipe for Shitake Pesto, ingredients for Seabreeze Farm's Spinach and Pear Soup, or a culinary connection with your hometown, enter " recipes" in the search box for local views on what's cooking now.
Living well is at your fingertips with nutrition e-books available 24/7 for easy viewing when you choose. You will find everything from gluten-free to Omega-3, cooking for baby to vegetarian on the go, and more.
Historic recipes from the real Florida and the people who live here are in this collection of Florida recipe books.
Find more of your favorite southern recipes in this collection of southern cookbooks featuring recipes from the back country to the restaurant dining room.
This site provides "Fresh from Florida" recipes for cooking Florida beef, seafood, and the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Sunshine State. Check " What's in Season Now" for the season availability of Florida crops to guide you in meal planning and farmers' markets selections.
For information on local harvests, farms, markets, and other local products try localharvest.org then enter your zip code and area of interest to check for availability.
The aroma of good food is brought to life with herbs and spices cooked to perfection. These books uncover the sense and science of cooking with basil from your backyard or spices from faraway lands.
Abundant recipes for cooking with vegetables to bring color, life, and nutrition to every meal. Prepare these delicious recipes as a side dish, main entree, or seasonal garden delight.
Taste and see just how good vegetables can be with this eclectic collection of vegetarian cookbooks. You'll find gourmet vegetarian recipes for elegant dining, college cooking, fusion, and vegetarian restaurant favorites.
Videos, recipes, and cooking techniques for preparing delicious vegetarian dishes with flair can be found at Cook's Illustrated for cooks who cook.
HarvestMarket Food Traceability
With this free application and the HarvestMarket code you can scan to trace your food's itinerary from the source.
Library Online Resources
Cooking with kids in mind can be a challenge especially when school projects require dishes from specific countries. Engage your student and yourself with creative recipes from Kids InfoBits. Search by country such as Egyptian Cooking, or by ethnic group as in Arab Cooking. Perk up a weeknight meal with Roald Dahl's Wormy Spaghetti, or liven lunch with Leprechaun Sandwiches. Enter " cooking," " recipes," or " quick and easy cooking" in the search box and join the fun!
Check out these amazing and fun cookbooks for kids of all ages!
Discover the excitement of cooking food from other cultures and learning more about the world with these simple, authentic recipe books for kids and adults looking for quick and easy ethnic dishes.
Kid-friendly recipe resources for healthy cooking and good nutrition for kids and their parents.
Yummy lunchbox treats for kids and adults to make for healthy and creative lunches every day of the week can be found in these inspiring books.
Party recipes for all seasons can be found in these delightful books for children celebrating slumber parties, tea parties, theme parties, and more.
You'll find snacks for kids, lunchbox recipes, and other popular kid-friendly recipes and family favorites at Allrecipes.com.
All Recipes.com Dinner Spinner
Try the All Recipes Dinner Spinner for ideas for family dinner this week. It is free, fun, and full of great recipes! Available for Android smartphones, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Award winning best ever American recipe collections from Betty Crocker to the Culinary Institute of America, from the food truck to the blue ribbon fair, can be found in these cookbooks of tried and true recipe winners from America's top chefs.
Americans love a barbecue and nothing beats the barbecue secrets of the best in the nation divulged in these books and DVDs. Recipes from The BBQ Queens, The Barbecue Nation, and regional favs like Tex-Mex, and Down Home Southern, are all here ready to taste, test, and fire up!
As American as apple pie, brownies, cupcakes, and the All-American cookie, these recipe books offer the home baked goodness from Mrs. Fields. When you're bringing treats to the office, chocolate to PTA, or cake to your mother in law's, check out these dessert recipes for every occasion!
Enjoy cooking videos, recipes, and television episodes, from the popular America’s Test Kitchen show.
The American Culinary Federation's free app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones, and Amazon Kindle Fire gives you access to culinary trends, recipes, step-by-step demonstrations and information on cooking careers.
Delectable starter recipes to welcome guests or tapas to serve as a meal with friends can be found in these books of artful creations.
Indulge this weekend with pleasant, tasty brunch recipes from chefs celebrating a great American tradition with generosity and flair.
From Lilly Pulitzer to the Barefoot Contessa, you'll find the entertaining inspiration for your style in this outstanding collection of beautifully photographed, graciously written cookbooks. Create your menu for a Bridgehampton weekend with the family, a tailgate picnic for the guys, or an elegant RSVP with these menu selections and dinner guides.
Festive holiday menus and celebration cookbooks full of recipes for treasuring sacred days with family and friends.
Delight the senses with confectionary fantasies designed to please with these special occasion cake decorating books.
Young and old alike will enjoy this collection of teatime recipes, stories, and etiquette guides for celebrating the ritual of tea.
Find cooks having fun with cooking and sharing seasonal recipes you can't wait to make!
Healing foods to boost the immune system for cancer patients, heart healthy menus, recipe treats for diabetics, cookbooks for weight loss, and other healthy cookbooks from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Stanford University and more for your health needs.
Many Americans are interested in eating healthier and making low salt, low cholesterol choices for themselves and their family. These healthy cookbooks offer nutritional goodness for all ages in brilliant combinations of food selections for every meal.
Tantalizing and delectable gluten-free dessert recipes from top chefs await you at Cookstr known for top recipes and cooks.
Travel the world with our international cookbook collection. Here is a sample of our diverse culinary resources from around the globe:
Chef Boyardee made Italian food an American staple. Discover the traditional recipes from the Boiardi family, the Cake Boss, and more Italian favorites in these books devoted to the ever popular Italian way of cooking, eating, and enjoying life's abundance!
Experience the variety of Spanish food dishes in these cookbooks for Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish cooking. Explore the Spanish influence in the tropical fusion of Caribbean, and Central and South American cooking.
Locate recipes for international cuisine quickly with the epicurious search feature where you can select from African, Scandinavian, Thai, and more.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
For dinner party ideas, decadent desserts, healthy lunches, and party snacks try the award winning and free Epicurious application.