Food Facts and HistoryBBC Online Food Glossary
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Discover new techniques, culinary terms, and cooking basics as well as a glossary of culinary terms.
A Brief History of USDA Food Guides (PDF | 768 KB)
USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
See the evolution of food guides from 1916 to present day.
Cultural Diversity in Food (PDF | 81 KB)
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
Spice up your family recipes with herbs, spices and other ingredients borrowed from various cultures around the world.
Drinking Water Glossary (PDF | 167KB)
US Environmental Protection Agency.
Understand the terminology used to describe drinking water.
Historical Information on Food.
Explore the historical evolution of foods and their culinary application.
Herbs and Spices (PDF | 439 KB)
Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Provides information on uses, storage, and history of spices.
National School Lunch Program Commodity Fact Sheets
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
Find USDA commodity fact sheets and recipes. Includes description of the product, packaging and storage information, nutrition information, and suggested recipes.
Nuts for Nutrition
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.
Learn how nuts and seeds can improve your health and nutrition.
Science in Your Shopping Cart
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Explore the science that contributes to the taste and sensory effects of your favorite foods.
Tone Brothers, Inc.
Learn about the history of spices as well selection and storage information.
The Cook's Thesaurus
The Cook's Thesaurus.
Search for information about ingredients in your favorite recipes. Includes pictures, pronunciation, and suggested substitutes.
The Food Lover's Companion: Epicurious Food Dictionary
Search for over 4,000 food related terms.
Ten Ren Tea Company
Contains information on different types of tea, the history of Chinese tea, and tea preparation.