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Dictionaries and Glossaries

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

Cooking Glossary
http://www.international-gourmet.net/glossary.htm
A small glossary of some common cooking terms.

English-French Food Dictionary 
http://www.patriciawells.com/glossary/french_english_food_glossary.pdf
French-English dictionary of food terminology.

"Gastronomical Dictionary" Dizionario Gastronomico " Gastronomisches Wörterbuch" "Dictionnaire Gastronomique " Diccionario Gastronomico
http://www.todine.net/dictionary.html
"...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
http://sushiref.com/glossary/
Listing of sushi-related words and phrases accompanied by short definitions.

Glossary of Indian Food & Cooking Terms
http://www.cuisinecuisine.com/Glossary.htm#58
Browsable or searchable list of Indian ingredient accmompanied by definitions.

Mexican Kitchen Vocabulary
http://www.mexonline.com/mexfood.htm
Listing of basic food and kitchen vocabulary from Mexico.

Uncommon Substitutions
http://www.almanac.com/content/uncommon-ingredient-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.

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