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Dictionaries and Glossaries

Cook's Thesauraus
A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

Cooking Glossary
A small glossary of some common cooking terms.

English-French Food Dictionary
French-English dictionary of food terminology.

"Gastronomical Dictionary" Dizionario Gastronomico " Gastronomisches Wörterbuch" "Dictionnaire Gastronomique " Diccionario Gastronomico
"...meant for hotel-keepers, refreshers, hall staff, hotel schools students, and even forrestorers clients. It is conceived as a practical instrument to draw up and understand the menu, and in order to converse properly at the restaurant "

Glossary of Sushi Terms
Listing of sushi-related words and phrases accompanied by short definitions.

Glossary of Indian Food & Cooking Terms
Browsable or searchable list of Indian ingredient accmompanied by definitions.

Mexican Kitchen Vocabulary
Listing of basic food and kitchen vocabulary from Mexico.

Uncommon Substitutions

Taken from The Old Farmer's Almanac Good Cook Companion, this quick guide gives you alternatives like substituting mint for bergamot or turmeric for saffron.

Subject Guide

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Andrea Niosi
Statler Library
Statler Wing, Rm. 10
Ocean Campus
Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541