"Where I come from, the meal is the result of reflection and study. Menus are prepared in advance, timed to perfection. It is said without the culinary arts that the crudeness of reality would be unbearable." Kate and Leopold (movie)
Try out the AtoZ World Food database for food information and recipes from many countries.
There are 688 culinary-related ebooks as of 6/23/21. This spreadsheet is in call number order which is roughly the same as subject order. Jump to TX call numbers for cookbooks. Use CRTL F to search this spreadsheet. The icat1 column equals the department. Filter on 685 for just culinary department items. 690 = Hospitality, 694 = Meeting and Event, 684 = Travel and 595 = Nutrition. Click on the url in the last column and it will take you to the ebook. NOTE: New titles are added daily. Search the library catalog https://library.austincc.edu for new titles.
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This guide supplements the print, media and electronic resources available in the ACC libraries. It focuses on culinary news, research, techniques, cooking skills and Austin restaurants.
Our Hospitality Management subject guide focuses on business aspects of hospitality, including restaurant management and food safety.
See Nutrition Resources subject guide for vegan, vegetarian and diet cookbooks and information.
See Chemistry subject guide for even more food chemistry materials.
The tabs across the top of the page will help you navigate between topics. Tabs with an arrow have sub-pages.
This guide is intended to help you find books, ebooks, locate magazine and journal articles, search databases, and find quality web sites.
See also the library 10 minute tutorial Finding Books and Ebooks
Articles from journals, magazines and major newspapers are a good source for recent developments, trends, recipes and technical tips. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.
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A book can provide photographs, information about techniques and cultural background as well as menus and recipes. Media provides a visual approach.
This covers encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations and biographical sketches.
|Web Sites||The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from professional organizations and associations.|
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These guides and web sites include useful Culinary Arts information
UT, Austin Public Library, WorldCat Discovery, etc.
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner-Access to Allrecipes’ collection of member-shared recipes, photos, ratings, and reviews from a community of more than 30 million home cooks. (iOS)
Grubhub-Online ordering for pickup and delivery from thousands of restaurants. (iOS)
Eat24-Free delivery and pickup in 30,000 restaurants in 1,500+ cities. (Android)