You are here

Food Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

University of Georgia Extension.

Use this glossary to look up common food preparation terms and techniques.

University of Minnesota Extension.

Find out how to select, store, and prepare common fruits and vegetables. Plus, get basic nutrition information.

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.

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.

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

Provides detailed descriptions of specific herbs and spices.