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food and recipes


The Ocean County Library has cookbooks of every description.  If your hobby is cooking or you need to get a meal together quickly, or if you like to bake, fry, steam, dip, dice or nuke, we have the book for you.

Try a Subject search in our catalog to find what you are looking for.

Examples: Chinese cooking, low-fat cooking, cooking vegetables, milk-free cooking, Thai cooking, easy menu ethnic cookbooks

Food Magazines

Take advantage of the many varied food magazines at your favorite branch. Or to find a special recipe or menu or article about food, click on Magazine Search on the library’s home page. With Magazine Search you can access full text articles from a large selection of food magazines.


  Epicurious Food
Searchable database of over 5,000 recipes plus restaurant and cookbook reviews.  Holiday entertainment suggestions and recommendations for wine, beer plus recipes for over 250 cocktails.  Guide on how to serve and eat everything and online editions of Bon Appetit and Gourmet.

  The Food Network
The Food Network includes a recipe and menu search, TV show recipes and schedules, celebrity chefs and hosts, video demonstrations and more.


  Global gourmet
You can search for international recipes and cooking traditions plus background information such as cultural, historical and geographical influences on this great site.  Cooking measures and conversion calculators are included.

The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes has more than 66,000 recipes. They are searchable by keyword or topic.  Ethnic dishes are searchable by country.


  Fat Free: The low fat vegetarian archives
Along with thousands of recipes, this site includes information about low fat and vegetarian diets. 

Includes over 5,000 vegetarian recipes, up-to-date health and diet information and up-to-date vegetarian restaurant recommendations.


Recipes, sample menus, nutritional information for fresh or packaged food are all here. Try the  Daily FoodPlanner” to plan healthy meals.

  Meals for you
Search for individual recipes or complete meal plans by nutritional content, also look up dietary exchange information.


Dine.com claims to have more than 80,000 restaurant reviews.  You may search restaurants by name, type, city or zip.

  New York Today
Links to restaurants by keyword, type and/or locations - has a small blurb and price range.


Great tips for hosting holiday parties and other special occasion parties. This site includes information on party planning and creating a timeline, decorating, recipes, and tricks of the trade. Use the drop down list to pick an event.

  Etiquette for Today
Find advice from Peggy Post on etiquette for your family gatherings and celebrations.



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Researched and Compiled by T. Alberts
Edited by C. Paulson


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