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Barbecue: Sauce, Smoke, and History Bibliography

From the Southern Foodways Alliance, this is a bibliography on the history of Barbecue.

Vegetarian Nutrition

Vegetarian Nutrition is a sub-unit of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and abundant and diverse information relating to a vegetarian diet and nutrition is found here.  Other useful information relating to a vegetarian diets is found, including many recipes.

Medieval and Renaissance Food : Sources, Recipes, and Articles

A Society for Creative Ananchronism web page, there a variety of links to resources relating to food from Medieval and Renaissance times.

This site was created by Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture to advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans.  It exists to help consumers understand the USDA’s food recommendations.  It offers tips, printable reference materials, information about the different food groups, and useful tools such as a food tracker and database of food.  Very useful and fun site.

Still Tasty : Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide

“How long will your favorite food or beverage stay tasty? What’s the best way to store it? Get the answers for thousands of items!”–From the website.

The Chile Pepper Institute

The Chile Pepper Institute is a non-profit research-based international organization devoted to education, research, and archiving of information related to Capsicum.

Eat Well Guide : Local Sustainable Organic

“The Eat Well Guide® is a free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada.  Eat Well’s thousands of listings include family farms, restaurants, farmers’ markets, grocery stores, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick orchards and more.  Users can search by location, keyword, category or product to find good food, download customized guides, or plan a trip with the innovative mapping tool, Eat Well Everywhere.–From the Website.

CopyKat Recipes

The creator of this web site has created many recipes that she believes taste just like the dishes that are served at many popular restaurants.

Wine Institute Online Database

This is a database that allows a visitor access to the more than 600 wine tasting rooms open to the public in California.  It also allows visitors to search wineries by region, create customized wine itineraries, and more.

Kids Meals : Obesity on the Menu

The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers here the results of their investigation into the nutritional quality of children’s meals at 13 top restaurant chains.

Open Source Food

Open Source Food is a place for foodlovers to share recipes, photos and more.  But I will warn you, the pictures are very nice.  DO NOT look at this site if you are hungry!  But, if you need to find a recipe or if a student is looking for a food-related image, this is a great place to look.

Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Organic … Labels

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service offers this fact sheet that gives definitions of many labels seen on foods.

The Humane Society of the United States offers this brief guide to Meat and Dairy labels.

NPR offered this story on navigating food labels that provided information on various food labels.


Drive Thru Diet : Nutrition Center : Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Available here is the nutritional information for several of the largest fast food chains in America.  When you click on a fast food restaurant you will see the items on their menus and you can mouse over the item and get detailed nutritional information about it.

Food Allergies Resource

Thanks to Christina Barnes (Business/Sciences) for passing this along!

This is a great resource for parents of children with food allergies, or for anyone with allergies for that matter.  There are recipes, support groups, useful links and much more.  This site was discussed in an article in the Commercial Appeal on Monday.  Check out the article here.

Be Food Safe

Many thanks to Donna Foster for passing this along!

“The Be Food Safe campaign is designed to educate consumers about preventing foodborne illness through the four easy lessons of Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.”  And just in time for the holidays, they have a guide to safely cooking a Thanksgiving meal.  (Which at my house is the same as a Christmas meal, so it should be good for many holiday dinners!)