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Food Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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.

Home Baking Association.

Glossary of terms used in the baking industry.