Travel the World for Recipes – From Your Couch

Whether you are in the mood for kimchi, sauerbraten, or pollo en mole, the “AtoZ World Food” resource on the BPL Online Resources page will help you find the perfect international dish, snack, or beverage. You can explore recipes and food culture by country. You can learn about each country's culinary customs, daily meals, dishes for holidays and special occasions, and dining etiquette.  A bonus feature is the food trivia given for each country. 

In the “Ingredients” section, you can find recipes for dishes containing particular ingredients. You can also find preparation and nutritional information in this section.

In the "Reference" section, you can find measurement conversions, dictionaries, historical timelines, videos, and food quotes.

With the “Advanced Search” feature, you can search by ingredient, dietary options (such as vegetarian or kosher), and/or country of origin.

BPL also offers the Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts resource, which provides recipes and articles from culinary and nutrition magazines.  The resource also provides access to reference books and food industry information.  You can also access food and nutrition magazines such as the Food Network Magazine and Eating Well through RBDigital Audiobooks & Magazines. Our PressReader resource also offers access to a wide variety of culinary magazines.

You can access the databases with an up-to-date BPL card or eCard.  Please note that you must be a current resident of Massachusetts.

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