Food Dictionaries and EncyclopediasBBC Online Food Glossary
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Provides definitions for many food ingredients and food preparation terms.
Home Baking Association.
Glossary of terms used in the baking industry.
Basics at a Glance! (PDF | 221 KB)
National Food Service Management Institute.
Defines abbreviations commonly found in recipes and gives equivalents for weights and measures.
Drinking Water Glossary
US Environmental Protection Agency.
Provides definitions of drinking-water related terms.
Glossary of Cooking Terms
University of Minnesota - Duluth.
Provides definitions for basic cooking terms.
Herbs and Spices (PDF | 439 KB)
Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Provides information on uses, storage, and history of spices.
History of the Spice Trade
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. History and Special Collections.
Provides detailed descriptions of specific herbs and spices.
The Cook's Thesaurus
The Cook's Thesaurus.
Describes many ingredients and cooking terms. Includes pictures, pronunciation, and suggested substitutes.