This cooking guide is an introduction to some basic resources available for Alexandria library users that includes, but is not limited to books, databases, websites and magazines on the subject.

Starting With Ingredients: Quintessential Recipes for the Way We Really Cook    Joy of Cooking    Betty Crocker Cookbook    Mastering the Art of French Cooking

The Art of Simple Food    The Elements of Cooking    How to Cook Everything    The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

Catalog Topics

Casserole cookery
Cookery (baby foods)
Cookery (natural foods)
Quick and easy cookery
Vegetarian cookery


Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

eLibrary allows users to search for information in magazines, books, newspapers, pictures, maps as well as TV and radio transcripts.


Food & Wine

MagazinesCooking LightBon Appetit

Print Magazines 

Bon Appetit
Available at Beatley, Barrett, Burke, and Duncan

Cooking Light
Available at Beatley

Food and Wine
Available at Beatley and Barrett


Online Magazines

NPR: Food (Podcast) in Pop Culture from 05/08/2008 to present
Diner's Journal: Notes on Eating, Drinking and Cooking in Pop Culture from 09/20/2010 to present
Bon Appetit in Culinary Arts Collection from 02/01/2008 to present


Alexandria Farmers Markets
Fresh and locally grown, in season vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy and bakery items.

Thousands of recipes arranged according to category. Allrecipes is also searchable by ingredient or keyword.

Explore a searchable database of over 11,000 recipes, ingredient information, restaurant and cookbook reviews, along with a dictionary and information on how to serve and eat everything from artichokes to watermelon.

Food Network
Official site of the Food Network cable channel, includes recipes, tips and special reports.

America's Test Kitchen
Companion site to the public television series. Includes recipes from the television show plus variations. Food
Explore information about cuisines of the world or special diets.

Vegetarian Resource Guide
Provides vegetarian and vegan recipes, nutrition information and cookbooks, etc.

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