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Food Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Herbs and Spices  ( pdf | 439 KB )

Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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

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

Provides detailed descriptions of specific herbs and spices.

The Cook's Thesaurus.

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

British Broadcasting Corporation.

Provides definitions for many food ingredients and food preparation terms.

Basics at a Glance!  ( pdf | 221 KB )

National Food Service Management Institute.

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

Home Baking Association.

Glossary of terms used in the baking industry.