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Food Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Home Baking Association.

Glossary of terms used in the baking industry.

The Cook's Thesaurus.

Describes many ingredients and cooking terms. Includes pictures, pronunciation, and suggested substitutes.

US Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides definitions of drinking-water related terms.

UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. History and Special Collections.

Provides detailed descriptions of specific herbs and spices.

Herbs and Spices  ( pdf | 439 KB )

Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Provides information on uses, storage, and history of spices.

British Broadcasting Corporation.

Provides definitions for many food ingredients and food preparation terms.

Basics at a Glance!  ( pdf | 219 KB )

National Food Service Management Institute.

Defines abbreviations commonly found in recipes and gives equivalents for weights and measures.