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Cooking YouTube Playlist

Fresh from Florida farm to table cooking and sustainable gardening using Central Florida native plants, Florida strawberries, Florida citrus, Florida peppers, Florida beef, and Florida shrimp. See local gardens and Florida recipes in these videos.

Library Online Resources

Biography in Context »

Relish in the details of your celebrity chef's life with this biographical database. Trace their career, education, writings, view recent articles, and listen to interviews. Locate by name, such as Emeril Lagasse, Ina Garten, Jacques Pepin, or Rachael Ray, and by occupation: chef or cook.

Business Plans Online »

If you dream of marketing your barbecue sauce, starting a biscotti bakery, or opening a mobile pizza kitchen, Business Plans Online can help you realize your entrepreneurial potential. View actual business plans from businesses throughout North America or select a template such as Fictional Food Distributor and plan your dream.

Culinary Arts Collection »

Browse cooking and nutrition magazines from novice to professional with names such as Bon Appetit, Environmental Nutrition, and Gourmet Retailer available online in the Culinary Arts Collection database. Search by recipe, read restaurant reviews, and keep up to date on the latest industry news.

Health and Wellness Resource Center »

Learn more about food allergies and sensitivities and find a bountiful harvest of healthy recipes in this living well database. View the video, Summer Safety: Cooking in the Great Outdoors, get the latest on brain food, and "Test Your Nutrition Intuition." Whether your interest is a specific dietary need or nutritional health, search by topic for information on food right for you and your family in this health database.

NewsBank »

Enjoy regional recipes from newspapers throughout America! Locate a locavore recipe for Shitake Pesto, ingredients for Seabreeze Farm's Spinach and Pear Soup, or a culinary connection from your hometown, enter "recipes" in the search box for local views on what's cooking now.

Well-Being E-book Collection »

Living well is at your fingertips with nutrition e-books available 24/7 for easy viewing when you choose. You will find everything from gluten-free to Omega-3, cooking for baby to vegetarian on the go, and more.

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Florida Traditions

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Famous Florida Recipes »

Florida Ambrosia, Best Ever Fried Shrimp, Cheese Grits, Key Lime Pie, Orange Muffins, and more famous recipes can be found in these historic Florida cookbooks.

A Taste of the South »

Find more of your favorite southern recipes in this collection of southern cookbooks featuring recipes from the back country to the restaurant dining room.


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services »

This site provides "Fresh from Florida" recipes for cooking Florida beef, seafood, and the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Sunshine State. Check "What's in Season Now" for the season availability of Florida crops to guide you in meal planning and farmers' markets selections.

Local Harvest »

For information on local harvests, farms, markets, and other local products try then enter your zip code and area of interest to check for availability.

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From the Garden

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Herbs »

The aroma of good food is brought to life with herbs and spices cooked to perfection. These books uncover the sense and science of cooking with basil from your backyard or spices from faraway lands.

Vegan »

Go vegan for a meal or for life with these amazing recipes from top chefs and practicing vegans. Choose from vegan starter resources, family vegan, and ethnic vegan cookbooks.

Vegetables »

Abundant recipes for cooking with vegetables to bring color, life, and nutrition to every meal. Prepare these delicious recipes as a side dish, main entree, or seasonal garden delight.

Vegetarian »

Taste and see just how good vegetables can be with this eclectic collection of vegetarian cookbooks. You'll find gourmet vegetarian recipes for elegant dining, college cooking, fusion, and vegetarian restaurant favorites.


Cook's Illustrated »

Videos, recipes, and cooking techniques for preparing delicious vegetarian dishes with flair can be found at Cook's Illustrated for cooks who cook.


HarvestMarket Food Traceability

With this free application and the HarvestMarket code you can scan to trace your food's itinerary from the source.

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Kid-Friendly Cooking

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Kids InfoBits »

Cooking with kids in mind can be a challenge especially when school projects require dishes from specific countries. Engage your student and yourself with creative recipes from Kids InfoBits. Search by country such as Mexican Cooking, or by ethnic group as in Native American Cooking. Perk up a weeknight meal with Roald Dahl's Wormy Spaghetti, or liven lunch with Leprechaun Sandwiches. Enter "cooking," "recipes," or "quick and easy cooking" in the search box and join the fun!

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Cookbooks for Kids »

Check out these amazing and fun cookbooks for kids of all ages!

Cuisines of the World »

Discover the excitement of cooking food from other cultures and learning more about the world with these simple, authentic recipe books for kids and adults looking for quick and easy ethnic dishes.

Healthy Food for Healthy Kids »

Kid-friendly recipe resources for healthy cooking and good nutrition for kids and their parents.

Lunchbox »

Yummy lunchbox treats for kids and adults to make for healthy and creative lunches every day of the week can be found in these inspiring books.

Party Time »

Party recipes for all seasons abound in these delightful books for children celebrating slumber parties, tea parties, theme parties, and more.

Websites »

You'll find snacks for kids, lunchbox recipes, and other popular kid-friendly recipes and family favorites at

Mobile Dinner Spinner

Try the AllRecipes Dinner Spinner for ideas for family dinner this week. It is free, fun, and full of great recipes! Available for Android smartphones, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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American Favorites

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America's Best Recipes »

Award winning best ever American recipe collections from Betty Crocker to the Culinary Institute of America, from the food truck to the blue ribbon fair, can be found in these cookbooks of tried and true recipe winners from America's top chefs.

Barbecue »

Americans love a barbecue and nothing beats the barbecue secrets of the best in the nation divulged in these books and DVDs. Recipes from The Barbecue Nation, regional faves like Tex-Mex, and Down Home Southern, are all here ready to taste, test, and fire up!

Casseroles »

Whether you choose Pillsbury, Southern Living, or vegan, you'll find pot pies, stews, and more comfort food recipes from the great American landscape.

Desserts »

As American as apple pie, brownies, cupcakes, and the All-American cookie, these recipes bring bake sale winners to your oven today. When you're bringing treats to the office, chocolate to PTA, or cake to your mother-in-law's, check out these dessert resources for every occasion!


America's Test Kitchen »

Enjoy cooking videos, recipes, and television episodes, from the popular America’s Test Kitchen show.



The American Culinary Federation's free app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones, and Amazon Kindle Fire gives you access to culinary trends, recipes, step-by-step demonstrations and information on cooking careers.

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Library Materials

Appetizers »

Delectable starter recipes to welcome guests or tapas to serve as a meal with friends can be found in these books of artful creations.

Brunch »

Indulge this weekend with pleasant, tasty brunch recipes from chefs celebrating a great American tradition with generosity and flair.

Entertaining »

From Lilly Pulitzer to the Barefoot Contessa, you'll find the entertaining inspiration for your style in this outstanding collection of beautifully photographed, graciously written cookbooks. Create your menu for a Bridgehampton weekend with the family, a tailgate picnic for the guys, or an elegant RSVP with these menu selections and dinner guides.

Holidays »

Festive holiday menus and celebration cookbooks full of recipes for treasuring sacred days with family and friends.

Specialty Cakes »

Delight the senses with confectionery fantasies designed to please with these special occasion cake decorating books.

Tea Parties »

Young and old alike will enjoy this collection of teatime recipes, stories, and etiquette guides for celebrating the ritual of tea.


Three Many Cooks »

Find cooks having fun with cooking and sharing seasonal recipes you can't wait to make!


Grocery IQ

Get your grocery list, print out coupons, and add to your list with voice recognition. This free app includes features for adding notes and scanning national brands for coupons. Use with PC, iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

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Eating Well for Life

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Diet Therapy »

Healing foods to boost the immune system for cancer patients, heart healthy menus, recipe treats for diabetics, cookbooks for weight loss, and other healthy cookbooks from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Stanford University and more for your health needs.

Food Allergies »

Living with food allergies just got easier and tastier with these specialty cookbooks for allergy-free, gluten-free, and lactose-free cooking.

Healthy Cooking »

Many Americans are interested in eating healthier and making low salt, low cholesterol choices for themselves and their family. These healthy cookbooks offer nutritional goodness for all ages in brilliant combinations of food selections for every meal.

Natural Foods »

Food from the source in its most natural form is a popular movement. From the field to your kitchen recipes can be found in these macrobiotic, natural food, and raw food cookbooks.


Cookstr »

Tantalizing and delectable gluten-free dessert recipes from top chefs await you at Cookstr known for top recipes and cooks.

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International Cuisine

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General International Cuisine »

Travel the world with our international cookbook collection. Here is a sample of our diverse culinary resources from around the globe:

Asian »

East meets West in the enjoyment of Asian cooking with these books featuring favorite recipes and cooking techniques from China, Japan, Thailand, and other Asian cuisines.

French »

Master Chefs Julia Child and Jacques Pepin welcomed French cuisine to the American kitchen. Share in the art and taste of French gastronomy with these authentic French recipes for American cooks.

Italian »

Chef Boyardee made Italian food an American staple. Discover the traditional recipes and Italian favorites in these books devoted to the Italian way of cooking, eating, and enjoying life's abundance!

Jewish »

Celebrate culture and food with these delicious recipes bringing the traditions of Israel, Jewish culture, and Kosher food to the American table.

Spanish »

Experience the variety of Spanish food dishes in these cookbooks for Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish cooking. Explore the Spanish influence in the tropical fusion of Caribbean, and Central and South American cooking.


Epicurious »

Locate recipes for international cuisine quickly with the epicurious search feature where you can select from African, Scandinavian, Thai, and more.


Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

For dinner party ideas, decadent desserts, healthy lunches, and party snacks try the award winning and free Epicurious application.

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