Food & Cooking — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Food & Cooking

Healthy Eating

  • The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
    (http://www.foodallergy.org/)
    An FAQ file, news articles, reports on research, recipes, and more.
  • Connecticut Farm Map
    (http://www.ctfarms.uconn.edu/)
    Map an agricultural adventure here! With a choice of over 200 destinations, you can discover an array of farms, stables, greenhouses and pastoral scenery. Taste some Connecticut-made ice cream. Wander through colorful local nurseries. Visit a nearby farmers’ market for the freshest produce and artisan foods. Sip our Connecticut vintners’ award winning wines. Boost the local farm economy and enjoy the open space.
  • EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides
    (http://www.foodnews.org/)
    Not a tasty site, by far, but one of the more important you may visit if you are concerned about the pesticides and other chemicals you are eating with your food. Take an imaginary shopping trip or plan out a day’s menus and find out just what chemicals you have unknowingly consumed. Then find tips on how to reduce the number of potentially harmful ingredients in your daily diet.
  • FoodSafety.gov
    (http://www.foodsafety.gov/)
    Includes news and safety alerts, a place to report foodborne illnesses and product complaints, fact sheets on food-borne illnesses, advice on handling summer picnics safely, and lots more.
  • Gourmet Connection Network
    (http://gourmetconnection.com/)
    Information and resources dedicated to dining and healthy living, with exciting recipes, feature articles, and lots of diet related reading. Included is a link to The Diabetic Gourmet Magazine.
  • Healthy Eating Club
    Recipes and a newsletter, lots of links and information.
  • HealthyEating.net
    Links to great information about nutrition and fitness.
  • MyPyramid.gov
    From the U.S. government.
  • NATS: Nutrition Analysis Tools and System
    (http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/)
    An excellent tool for keeping track of your diet or looking up nutrition information on almost any food item.
  • Nutrition.gov
    (http://www.nutrition.gov/)
    Nutrition.gov provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

Recipes

  • Allrecipes
    (http://www.allrecipes.com/)
    A comprehensive source for home-style cooking.
  • AsiaFood
    (http://www.asiafood.org/)
    A collection of Asian food terms and recipes from Charmaine Solomon’s Encyclopedia of Asian Food.
  • Baking 911
    (http://www.baking911.com/)
    Baking information that is easy, fast and understandable for all levels of cooking skill.
  • Better Homes and Gardens
    (http://www.bhg.com/)
    See the Recipe Center for a meal planner, roasting guide, kitchen crafts, tips, and recipes.
  • Betty Crocker
    (http://www.bettycrocker.com/)
    Would any food and cooking page be complete without reference to this offering from General Mills?
  • Chefs.com
    Create your own recipe box online.
  • The Cook’s Thesaurus
    (http://www.switcheroo.com/)
    A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.
  • Epicurean Online
    (http://www.epicurean.com/)
    A recipe exchange, featured menus, a live chat room, bulletin board, articles, and food-related links.
  • Epicurious
    (http://www.epicurious.com/)
    Epicurious Recipes puts over 15,000 recipes from Bon Appétit and Gourmet at your fingertips, alongside wine tips, restaurant and book notes, and practical kitchen tips.
  • Food Network
    (http://www.foodtv.com/)
    From the popular cable network, find recipes from your favorite shows, menu ideas, a dictionary of food terms, and a chance to email your question to the cyberchef.
  • Foodie View
    (http://www.foodieview.com/)
    Foodie View has the goal of making it easier to find good recipes on the web. Recipes can be searched by dish name, ingredient, cuisine, or chef. This site also includes restaurant guides.
  • The Global Gourmet
    (http://www.globalgourmet.com/)
    Includes monthly feature articles, which review new cookbooks and include sample recipes, regular columns with essays and recipes, links to recipe indexes, restaurant reviews, and a searchable archive.
  • Good Housekeeping Magazine’s Recipe Section
    (http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/)
    Articles and a recipe finder.
  • GourmetSpot
    (http://www.gourmetspot.com/)
    Original articles, easy recipes, helpful cooking tips, and links to some of the best food and drink sites on the Web.
  • Insider Recipes For Brand Name Foods
    (http://www.nutzworld.com/eating/recipies/InsidersRecipiesforNameBrandFoods/)
    From A1 Sauce to York Peppermint Patties, find out how to make some of your favorite brand name and restaurant foods.
  • Recipe Archives
    (http://recipes.alastra.com/)
    These recipes are hand selected from the popular Usenet newsgroup rec.food.recipes.
  • Recipe Finder
    (http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe-finder)
    Search by ingredient, keyword, meal, or course. From Martha Stewart Living.
  • Recipe Key
    (http://www.recipekey.com/)
    Find Recipes based on the Ingredients in your Pantry.
  • Recipe Source
    (http://www.recipesource.com/)
    RecipeSource is one of the oldest recipe sites on the Internet. Browse recipes by region or type.
  • Wild Game Preparation
    (http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10363_10856_10905-47502–,00.html)
    This publication from the Michigan Department of Community Health provides information on field dressing, handling and cooking wild game.

Restaurants

  • Chowhound.com
    (http://www.chowhound.com/)
    Looking for a real person to suggest a great restaurant in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, or New Orleans? Check this message board/restaurant review site where real people post their thoughts and recommendations.
  • Dine.com
    (http://www.dine.com/)
    Online restaurant guides contain thousands of top restaurants with reviews from patrons.
  • Dinesite.com
    (http://dinesite.com/home/)
    Dinesite.com brings you world-class dining guides for over 12,000 towns — descriptions, photos, menus & more!
  • Fodor’s Online Travel – Restaurants
    Reviews from the travel gurus.
  • Happy Cow
    (http://www.happycow.net/)
    Happy Cow’s Compassionate Eating Guide to Restaurants and Health Food Stores is a free worldwide guide created to assist travelers and people everywhere find vegetarian and healthy food options.
  • Restaurant.com
    (http://www.restaurant.com/)
    Search by city and state for discount Restaurant Dining Certificates.
  • restaurantrow.com
    More reviews, reservations and suggestions at a site that’s simple to search and use.
  • Roadfood.com
    (http://www.roadfood.com/)
    Weston’s own Jane and Michael Stern bring you this site devoted to uncovering the best in roadside dining.
  • VegDining
    (http://www.vegdining.com/)
    VegDining is an online guide to vegetarian restaurants around the world.
  • Zagat Survey
    Thousands of restaurants reviewed by diners.

Specialty Foods

  • The Food Timeline
    (http://www.foodtimeline.org)
    Useful for locating food history and period recipes.
  • Gernot Katzer’s Spice Pages
    (http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/engl/)
    Detailed information on over 100 spices including the history, chemical constituents, culinary use, and etymology of the plant names.
  • Soup of the Evening, Beautiful Soup
    (http://www.soupsong.com/)
    Everything having to do with soup. Recipes, of course, but also theatrical soup, soup in the news, soup etiquette, Shakespeare and soup, etc.
  • Spice Advice
    (http://www.spiceadvice.com/)
    Spice Advice feature brands of the ACH Food Companies, Inc. Included in the site are a spice usage guide, a spice encyclopedia, and the history of spices.
  • Sushi Links
    (http://www.sushilinks.com/)
    Much more than links, this site from Miyamoto Foods answers all your sushi questions. Sections cover sushi recipes; tips for preparing, selecting and eating sushi; a sushi FAQ; books about sushi; and a question of the month section.
  • TableWine
    (http://www.tablewine.com/)
    A site “devoted to discussing affordable table wines,” usually in the $10-20 a bottle range.
  • Top Secret Recipes on the Web
    (http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/)
    Hundreds of weekly recipes (archived from 1996) copy fast-food and brand name specialties.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (http://www.wineenthusiast.com/)
    Everything you ever wanted to know about wine and wine-related products, including a store, recommendations and gourmet gifts.

Dictionaries and Tools

  • The Food Lover’s Companion
    (http://www.epicurious.com/cooking/how_to/food_dictionary/)
    The Food Lover’s Companion is a dictionary of more than 4,000 food terms.
  • WineIntro
    (http://www.wineintro.com/)
    The WineIntro is a resource for information on wine pairings, wine reviews, recipes, etc.