Have you ever noticed how, when you find a recipe online, you often have to scroll…
just to get to the actual recipe?
There’s the blogger’s travel diary, photos of the completed dish from every possible angle, plus all the many pop-up ads before you can find out how to make that apple tart.
AtoZ Food America is the largest database of American recipes, food, and culture, covering 6 regions and all 50 states as well as 33 ethnic cuisines.
With over 7,000 recipes, AtoZ World Food is the largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries.
Search for a specific dish or search by ingredient
Search for your favorite dish or search by ingredient to find new recipes for the holidays, such as Candied Sweet Potatoes from Bermuda.
Use advanced search to narrow your results
In addition to searching for specific recipes or ingredients, you can narrow your search by region, country, meal course, ethnic group, and dietary options, including vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, kosher, and halal.
Print or email the recipes
Email recipes to yourself or a friend, or print them out to keep with your other recipes.
Improve your kitchen skills
Under the How Food is Made menu, you can watch brief videos that demonstrate:
- Cooking techniques such as blanching, braising, and deglazing
- Food preparation techniques like breaking down a whole chicken and cutting a pineapple
- How to make sauces, including aioli, caramel, and pesto
- Food hacks for peeling hard-boiled eggs, slicing cherry tomatoes, etc.
- How to make your own spice blends
Learn about food history
If you’re interested in food history, you can browse historical cookbooks, menus, food advertisements, fruit crate labels, and even dining photographs like this one of a picnic in Mammoth Cave, circa 1892.
Stop by our Learn & Go on these resources to learn more about them. We’ll be in the library gallery on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.