"Cookstr.com is a new cooking site dedicated to providing our users with great recipes from the best chefs and cookbook authors. It's still early days for us, and we're adding more chefs and authors - and more recipes - all the time. We'll also be adding new features over the next few months. But in the meantime we're excited to share with you thousands of recipes from cookbooks you know and love, and help you discover wonderful new books and cooks." Search or browse. Includes a blog and a free newsletter.
"Free online database for finding fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada. Listings range from stores, to farms, to restaurants, to local bakers and butchers, and visitors can search by location, keyword or category to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with the innovative mapping tool Eat Well Everywhere." Also search by zip code.
Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip... and why? This website arranged as a timeline presents food history. Created by librarian Lynne Olver.
Information, news, and advisories for consumers from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Topics include: Baby/Infant Formula, Biotechnology, Canned Foods, Compliance and Regulatory Information, Dietary Supplements, Food Defense and Emergency Response, Fruits, Labeling, Milk, Nutrition, Science and Research Seafood, and Vegetables.
"Easy recipes, healthy eating ideas, and chef recipe videos." Includes information related to popular shows such as Barefoot Contessa, Giada at Home (Giada De Laurentiis), Iron Chef, Nigella Kitchen (Nigella Lawson), Rachael Ray, and more.
"Our mission is to monitor and assess food consumption and related behavior of the U.S. population by conducting surveys and providing the resulting information for food and nutrition-related programs and public policy decisions." From the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Includes: What We Eat in America, Dietary Methods Research, What's in the Foods You Eat search tool, Food and Nutrient Database, MyPyramid Equivalents Database, and more.
Topics include: Household Recipes; Large Quantity Recipes; and Recetas en Espanol. Create and print your own cookbook. Browse by nutrition themes and much more. From the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
"The HBA web site is a valuable resource for educators, parents, community service volunteers, scratch-bakers and anyone else interested in baking. Here you will find recipes, activities, lesson plans and other valuable resources that help you at home in the kitchen, or in the classroom." Includes many PDF documents, how-to videos, recipes, tips and a glossary.
"The following is a general guide to using ingredient substitutions for milk allergy." Also find Recipe Substitutions for Egg, Wheat and Gluten, Soy, Peanuts and Tree Nuts and Corn Allergies. From KidsWithFoodAllergies.org.
Includes: Fat, Sugar And Salt Reduction Tips, Flavor and Food Combinations, Common Substitutions, General Rules for Amounts, When to Add Spices and Herbs, Storing Spices and Herbs, How Long To Keep Spices and Herbs. Document in Adobe Reader PDF format. From University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension. See also their "Test Your Salt Savvy" page.
"The Cookbook and Home Economics Collection includes books from the Young Research Library Department of Special Collections at UCLA, The Bancroft Library at The University of California, Berkeley, and the Prelinger Library. These fascinating books take us back to an America in the early decades of the 20th century covering topics on cookery, textiles, family and home, budgeting, domestic sciences, and many other delightful topics."
"Part of a nation's history lies in what people eat. Artifacts at the Museum document the history of food in the United States from farm machinery to diet fads." From the National Museum of American History.
Recommended reading list. Topics include: Food Fashions and Fads, Food Processing and Preservation, Food Writing and Gastronomical Literature, Gender and Food History, Wartime and Military Food, and more. From the Library of Congress.
"With approximately 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library's restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world, used by historians, chefs, novelists and everyday food enthusiasts."
"The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods."
Topics include Food Dehydrators, Fruit Leathers, Fruits and Vegetables, Herbs, Jerky, Leathers and Jerkies, Mango Leather, Packaging and Storing Dry Foods, Peanuts, Popcorn, Pumpkin Seeds, Sun Drying, Sunflower Seeds, Vegetable Leathers, Vegetables, and Vine Drying.
Tips and steps on pickling. Topics include Causes and Possible Solutions for Problems with Pickled Foods, Chutneys, Cucumbers, Eggs, General Information on Pickling, Low-Temperature Pasteurization Treatment, Pickles, Relishes, Salads, Salts, and Special Diets.
Tips and steps on making jams and jellies. Topics include Causes and Possible Solutions for Problems with Jellied Fruit Products, Conserves, Extracting Juice for Jelly, Figs and Fig Preserves, Freezer Jams, Jam, Jellied Product Ingredients, Jelly, Liquid and Powdered Pectin, Marmalades, Preserves, Processing Jams and Jellies, Reduced Sugar Recipes, Remaking Soft Jellies, Steps in Processing Jams and Jellies, Stiff Jams or Jellies, Storing Home-Canned Jams and Jellies, Testing Jelly, and Types of Jellied Products.
Tips and steps on storing food. Topics include Approximate Storage Times, Cupboard Approximate Storage Times, Food Storage for Safety and Quality, Freezers, Packaging and Storing Dry Foods, Proper Care and Handling of Fruits and Vegetables , Refrigerators, Safe Home Food Storage, Storing Home Canned Foods, and Storing Vegetables at Home.
Topics include: Be Safe Eating Your Homemade Gifts, Canning , Food Safety for those Glorious Holiday Goodies, Freezing Casseroles, Soups and Stews, Freezing Summer's Bounty, Low Sugar Alternatives for Jams and Jellies, Mail Order Food Safety, Mailing Food Gifts, Pickling: Not Just For Cucumbers Anymore, Preparing for Power Outages, Seasonal Topics, Spring, Spring Gardening, What to Do If the Freezer Stops, and When It's Time to Store Canning Supplies.
"VeganHealth.org has a three-fold mission: To provide an accurate reporting on the scientific literature related to health benefits of a vegan diet.To provide an evidence-based discussion of nutrition concerns related to vegan nutrition.To provide evidence-based recommendations for vegans regarding nutrients that can be low in the diets of some vegans."
"If you're missing an ingredient while cooking or baking, check in here for our comprehensive list of ingredient substitutions." Download a free, 3 page substitutions chart at the top of the page. Scrolling down the page will give you links to detailed articles about the sustitutions. From Better Homes and Gardens.