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Culinary Arts: Books, eBooks, Audiovisuals (and Streaming Videos)

Focuses on culinary news, research, techniques, cooking skills and Austin restaurants. The library provides for the Austin Community College Culinary Arts program.

Subject Guide

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Melissa Airoldi
Faculty Librarian / Professor
Library Technical Services
9101 Tuscany Way
Austin, TX 78754
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Call Numbers for Culinary Arts

These are the primary call numbers for Culinary Arts materials:


TX 341-612

Foods, Chemistry, Purchasing, Politics, Safety, Nutrition, Preserving

TX 761-799

Baking & Confectionary

TX 631-637 + 661-693

Gastronomy & Philosophy, Techniques

TX 801-814

Vegetables, Grains, Pastas, Beans, Fruits & Nuts

TX 644

Food Writing

TX 815-817


TX 649-652.9

Biographies, General Works, etc

TX 818-819

Sandwiches, Condiments, Sauces, Herbs

TX 653

Kitchen Design

TX 820

Quantity Cooking

TX 656-658

Equipment, Appliances, Utensils, etc

TX 821-836

Other Special Varieties of Cookery – microwave, quick, etc

TX 714-725


TX 837


TX 736-740

Entertaining & Holidays, Salads, Hors-D'oeuvres, Garnishes

TX 840

Grilling, Wok, etc

TX 741


TX 851-885

Dining-Room Service, Table Settings

TX 743-759

Meat, Fish, Eggs, Cheese, Soups

TX 905-951

Hospitality, Catering, Restaurants, Hotels

You can browse the shelves with these or you can look for books and DVD's on the library catalog, using these call numbers or subject keywords.  Use the Book Quick Search or Discovery Search to the left to find items.

You'll also find items in these areas - BF 1623, F 7, F 379, GT 2850, HD 9379-9398, HV 41, HV 5805, PN 4193, QK 495, RA 784, RM 237, S 605.5, SB 351, SF 251-271, TP 546-640, TR 656.5, TS 1960 and TT 900.

Check Out Dropdown Menu Above

There are separate pages for Books, eBooks and Audiovisuals and Streaming Videos in the dropdown menu above under Books, eBooks, Audiovisuals tab.

Search Terms

When searching the Catalog, use keywords such as "cookery", "food", "menus", “cooking”, “chef”, “baking”, “caterers and catering”, "culinary", "eating", "recipe", "cuisine", "vegetable", "meat", or “gastronomy”.

Finding Books and Ebooks

Library Resources Quick Search in the Catalog

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Type the keyword(s) in the box below then press Enter or click the Search button.



Full Catalog Search for All Library Resources

Do a search for “foie gras” and you’ll get 13 hits on the “Books, movies, music” tab. This displays books, e-books, audiovisuals, and streaming videos. Switch to the “Journals, magazines, news” tab and you’ll see over 74,000 hits. This displays journal articles.


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