Food & Drink - Librarian Recommended Websites

Local & Regional

Culinary Center of Kansas City - A unique venue in the Midwest where aspiring chefs of all skill levels can gather together to celebrate the culinary arts in a variety of ways.)

KC Food Circle - Connects people to local growers.

 KC Lunch Spots - As the name suggests, a local blogger reviews KC food joints.

 National

Allrecipes.com -This site offers over 40,000 free recipes.

Cook's Thesaurus -A cooking encyclopedia that contains a multitude of food information. Photographs and a pronunciation guide are included as well.)

Epicurious -Offers thousands of recipes, aricles and opportunities to connect with other "foodies".

Yummly - Tell Yummly what foods you like (or hate) and it will discover recipes for you to try.

 International

Asia Food - This site offers a variety of Asian recipes and Asian restaurant reviews.

European Cuisines  -You can search for recipes by region or country. The site also has a handy conversion guide.

La Tartine Gourmand  -A delightful food/lifestyle blog written by a French expat who currently resides in Boston. A professional photographer as well, she combines her recipes entries with luscious photographs. Delectable reading!

 Healthy Eating

Cooking Light  -The companion site to the popular magazine contains recipes and articles related to healthy eating.

Diabetic Gourmet Magazine  -A site dedicated to diabetic dining and health related issues.

USDA's Nutrition Center -An online library that contains a variety of dietary wellness information.

Fast Food Calorie Counter  -Provides links to the nutritional and calorie information of food, drinks, and desserts served at 90 popular fast food and casual restaurant chains.

Beverages

Cocktail Times  -This site has an abundance of cocktail recipes complete with a drink dictionary and suggested party food pairings.

Real Beer Page -A definitive site all about beer, breweries & pubs.

RateBeer - Offers consumer-driven beer reviews, along with articles about the beer industry and culture.

The Coffee Review -Described as the "world's largest coffee buying guide" the site has reviews and reference information.

Wine Lover's Page -This online guide includes reviews, podcasts, videos and an online forum for wine lovers.

Wine Geeks -  This site offers user-rated wine reviews.

 Restaurant Guides

The following sites include user reviews of restaurants. You can search by city or zip code.

Yelp

The Urban Spoon

 

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