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General Culinary Websites
This general site of the British Broadcasting Corporation provides recipes, chef biographies, consumer food matters, food news and more!
Cooking Tips Online
Offers tips on cooking arranged by types of food, beginner cooking techniques, cooking definitions, and more.
This is a commercial website but it features plenty of useful, free content, including demo videos, podcast links, recipe search boxes, a 4,000-word food dictionary, a 3,500-word wine dictionary, and a Metric Conversion chart. Access to chef profiles and restaurant reviews are also provided.
This site provides information on the cooking shows that air on the food network. Users have access to many recipes, cooking demos and instructions, often with accompanying video clips.
FoodReference.com (since 1999)
An eccentric world of food information: articles, trivia, recipes, food festivals, "Today in Food History", quotes, and more.
This meta-site is sponsored and compiled by StartSpot Network and provides links to dozens of Web resources, including sites for recipes, beverage websites, a guide to television programs on cooking and a list of culinary magazine websites.
Specialized Culinary Websites
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.
This site, created by Lynne Oliver, a reference librarian from New Jersey, details food and culinary history. Links to historic menus, international cuisine , state foods, digitized cookbooks and more are also available.
Spices: Exotic Flavors and Medicines
This site, from the UCLA Biomedical Library, explores the many facets of spices and herbs, culinary as well as medicinal.
Wines and Beverages
The online version of Wine Enthusiast magazine, with vintage charts, wine and spirits ratings, and archived articles.