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Ethnic and International



Recipe Collections

Restaurant Guides

Vegetarian and Vegan 




Diana's Desserts


"A website dedicated to Home Bakers and just for anyone who loves and enjoys the world of sweets and baking." Locate recipes, tools, a forum, and newsletters.

Food Network


Baking recipes in a range of  categories.


Joy of Baking


Information on home baking, including recipes, videos, a glossary, conversions, and a bibliography. 





rom cocktails to liqueurs to smoothies, this site has lots of categories from which to choose.


Epicurious: Drink Index


Search the drink file for recipes of over 1,000 alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The “Pint of Reference” section presents glossaries as well as ideas for setting up a bar (see “The Bar Minimum”). Try the “Party Rules” section for estimating quantities and for party menu suggestions.


Wine Spectator


After creating a free account, find wine ratings and descriptions for 10,000 wines as well as a database of wine retailers in the “Wine Search” section. Visit the “Library” for vintage charts, characteristics of wines, and storing and serving advice. 


Ethnic & International:


African Recipes – The Congo Cookbook


Beautifully designed site with access to recipes by region or ingredient.


Ethnic & Regional Foods

"Whether you’re looking for Mexican food, Indian food, or Southern food, I gotcha covered with this selection of Ethnic & Regional foods!"


European Cuisines


Links to a variety of recipes and other food oriented information from Europe divided by region. Most sites are in English, but some are in the local language.

Feasting at Home

A collection of recipes that can be search with filters such as ingredients. region of the world, season, diet specifics, meal type, and more. 


Food in Every Country


Select a country to view a brief culinary history, recipes, and resources for further reading.


Healthy Traditions: Recipes of Our Ancestors


Recipes for traditional Native American dishes.


Hot Thai Kitchen

Here you'll find authentic Thai recipes along with other Asian recipes, all with step-by-step video tutorials.


Mex Connect


Find recipes, conversion help, and spice information. Search recipes by ingredient or by course.


Soul Food Cookbook


Recipes from the Black/African American, Jamaican and Caribbean cultures. Categories include chicken, beef, pork, fish, vegetables, bread, and beans.




Barbecue'n on the Internet


Devoted to barbecue and outdoor cookery. Find weekly recipes, tips, secrets, and more.


Cook's Thesaurus


"A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions."




Incredibly vast amount of information: search over 10,000 recipes for food and beverages from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines; consult the "Food and Wine" dictionary for definitions of cooking techniques and various foods; use the metric conversion table, follow a cooking class, investigate kitchen equipment, and explore much more. 


Family Food on the Table


Save money by finding items on sale each week at your chosen grocery store and locate recipes based on those sale items.


Food Network’s Food TV


In addition to a large database of recipes and menus, this site offers a searchable encyclopedia of more than 4,000 food, wine, and culinary terms, a "Fat and Calorie Calculator" (with additional nutritional information) for raw ingredients and prepared foods, suggestions for ingredient substitutions, and video demos of cooking techniques.


Recipe Link


Links to everyday cooking, special diets, ethnic cooking, outdoor cooking, canning and preserving, the food service industry, and more.


Spice Advice - Encyclopedia


Everything about spices: history, taste and aroma, geographical sources, storage tips and photos. An A-Z arrangement from a pull-down menu. 




Fanny Farmer Cookbook


Search the 1918 version of the classic cookbook by keyword, chapter, or subject index. Over 1,800 recipes included.


Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project


"The Feeding America project has created an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century."




The source for a history of medieval cooking and sample recipes from the 14th century. Includes a section on Chaucer’s food and links to other historical cooking sites.


Key Ingredients: America by Food


A companion to a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. Features the American Cookbook Project and a historical online chronology about food in the United States with audio clips. Downloadable lesson plans can be found here for teaching American history through food. 


Recipe Collections


All Recipes.com: The Recipe Network


Large, general recipe search site that includes links to their specialty recipe sites for appetizers, barbeque, breads, cakes, pies, pasta, seafood, vegetarian and more. Use the recipe exchange to request a recipe or to submit a favorite. Options for printing to an index card or full page.


American Diabetes Association: Food Hub


Find nutritional recipes by searching or browsing this page from the American Diabetes Association. In addition to the recipe archive, cooking tips, an explanation of food labels, and a virtual grocery store tour are offered.


Betty Crocker


Special features of this site include a weekly menu planner that automatically creates a shopping list and a recipe finder for specific ingredients. Keyword and category searches for recipes.


Restaurant Guides


New Jersey Online: Restaurant Guide


Search by location, name of restaurant, or type of food for reviews of over 3,500 New Jersey restaurants from the Star-Ledger and the Times of Trenton.


Zagat Survey


"Zagat Survey's format allows people to search for and find the best places to meet their individual needs based on a variety of criteria." Search over 30,000 restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs worldwide. A free registration entitles users to participate in discussion boards, view menus, and to access member reviews.


Vegetarian and Vegan


FATFREE: The Low Fat Vegetarian Recipe Archive


An archive of over 3,000 fat free and low fat vegetarian and vegan recipes. Search in over 50 categories from soup to desserts. 




"Designed to provide simple recipes that taste great and contain ingredients that can be found in your local grocery or health food store." Provides a collection of recipes which are accompanied by photos.


The Vegetarian Resource Group


Source for vegetarian and vegan recipes, vegetarian nutrition information, and articles from Vegetarian Journal.




Recipes grouped by category, the VegWeb Newsletter, FAQs, information about vitamins and minerals, and more.



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