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General Cooking Sites


  • Cookbooks Online - This search engine allows you to search its one million plus database. You need to register to access the whole database, but it's free
  • Cook's Thesaurus - A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Find substitutions for thousands of cooking ingredients.
  • CopyKat Creations! - This site features many favourite recipes from renowned restaurants.
  • Crisco - Find recipes for both advanced and beginning cooks, as well as product information and a search engine which will retrieve recipes based on ingredients that you supply.
  • Epicurious - Recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet magazine and other well known magazines and cookbooks.
  • Food and Recipes - refdesk.com - An A-Z listing of cooking sites with many links.
  • Food Network - Recipes, articles from the many food experts aired on the TV channel.
  • FoodieView - A recipe search engine that allows you to explore several sites at once. Also browse recipes by category, including international cuisine.
  • Global Gourmet - This e-zine features recipes, a wine column, information on nutrition, cookbooks, and TV cooking shows. Some features change daily or weekly.
  • iChef - An electronic magazine which features columns on cooking, a recipe archive, tips and hints.
  • LoveToKnow Recipes - Thousands of classic and original recipes, cooking tips and everything else you would love to know about food.
  • Martha Stewart Food - Find recipes from Martha's TV and radio shows.
  • Mimi's Cyber Kitchen - This site has over 1,000 food links as well as Mimi's Recipe Archives, kitchen hints, a recipe exchange board and cookbook reviews.
  • Recipe Xchange - From Parenthood.com, submit your favourite recipes or request one.
  • Recipe Link - Excellent site with recipes, a recipe swap, cookbook information and cooking links. Post to message boards on numerous cooking topics.
  • RecipeSource - Searchable Online Archive of Recipes - Formerly SOAR: The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes. Browse by type of recipe or search for ethnic cuisines by region. Also, you may submit your own recipes. 


Canadian Sites


  • The Best of Bridge - From the creators of this timeless set of cookbooks, find recipes or complete your set of their cookbooks.
  • Canadian Living Food - One of the best series of cookbooks ever! Great articles or search thousands of recipes.
  • Chatelaine Food & Recipes - Search for a recipe by ingredients or create your own recipe file or participate in talk forums.
  • FoodTV - Search by recipe name, cooking show or favourite chef on FoodTV's Web site.
  • LCBO Food & Drink - Search the database of recipes from this popular magazine. Learn to prepare a variety of culinary dishes from the experts. Courses offered on a regular basis.
  • Favourite Canadian Recipes - Features weekly recipes and a recipe archive from Quaker Oats Canada.
  • RoseReisman.com - Renowned Canadian cookbook author and accomplished chef, Rose helps you perfect the art of living well. 


International Cooking


  • NetCooks - International recipes database where you can search for and share your favourite recipe with others around the world. Also provides recipe substitutions, definitions of cooking terms, and cooking tips and hints.
  • Sue's Recipe Server - Delicious recipes from countries around the world.
  • World Hearth Circle of International Cooking - International recipe site where you can search for ethnic and international cuisine by country.


Light Cooking





  • Barbecue'n on the Internet - This site features recipes, spices for the grill and barbecuing techniques.
  • Breadworld - This site from Fleischmann's Yeast has recipes for both bread makers and traditional baking methods. Also provides product information and tips on baking.
  • Fat & Calorie Counter - From the Food Network, the USDA's break-down of raw and prepared foods.
  • Homecanning.com - Information on canning, with tips, links, recipes and access to back issues of the magazine.
  • Weber Recipes - Barbecuing recipes, not only for meat, but many ideas for appetizers and desserts. 


Nutrition & Specialized Diets


  • Best gluten-free recipes and advice on coeliac/celiac disease - Link to sites on gluten-free recipes and cooking for sufferers of celiac disease.
  • Diabetic Gourmet Magazine - This e-zine provides nutritional information, articles and recipes for diabetics.
  • International Food Information Council - A useful site for information on nutrition. Look under Food Safety and Nutrition Information for information on food safety, food allergies, pesticides and their interaction with food.
  • NutritionData - A large food database that includes information on fast foods and food additives, and provides many useful tools for analyzing your diet.
  • Recipe Analyzer - Use this tool to find out the nutrients in your favourite recipes, and see how many Food Guide Servings your recipe provides. Note: You must "register" if you want to create a recipe binder and save your recipes. From Dietitians of Canada.
  • RecipeSource: Diabetic Recipes - A wide range of recipes for those on specailized diets.
  • USDA Nutrient Database - Search the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference by food, recipe name or ingredient.
  • USDA Nutrient Database - Search the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference by food, recipe name or ingredient.




  • Vegetarian Recipes - Search for recipes organized by category, or ingredients, from All Recipes.
  • Vegetarian Times - A comprehensive site from the magazine with numerous articles on nutrition and health. Use Recipe Search to find recipes according to various dietary requirements.
  • VegWeb Recipe Directory - Search for individual recipes or use the index and browse by category. .


Crock Pot Cookery


  • A Crock Cook - Everything you ever wanted to know about crock pots and cooking. Recipes, articles and advice, and a crock pot blog.
  • CrockPot Cooking - Recipes listed by subject and alphabetically, as well as information on the basics of slow cooker cooking.
  • Easy CrockPot Recipes - Crockpot recipes arranged by the type of dish.
  • Family Crock Pot Recipes - This site offers lots of crockpot recipes, organized by the type of dish, as well as articles and information on cooking with a crockpot and meal planning.
  • Just Slow Cooking - 6156 crockpot recipes in 57 categories.
  • My Crockpot Recipes - Index to over 900 crockpot recipes, ranging from easy to make to gourmet.
  • Yummy Crock Pot Recipes - Crockpot recipes, suggestions on types of crockpots to buy, as well as a place to submit your recipe to the site. 


For Kids


  • Amazing Moms Cooking With Kids - Children's Recipes - Recipes that kids can make (and will enjoy eating), as well as helpful advice and tips for moms coping with kids in the kitchen.
  • Cooking With Kids - Simple to make recipes for kids. Also allows kids to email in their favourite recipe and have their name posted on the Web site.
  • Easy Kids Recipes - Quick and easy kid-appealing recipes.
  • KidsKuisine - Fantastic Web site for kids who like to cook (with the help of an adult). The realistic pictures that accompany the recipes are great for kids to get an idea of what the outcome will look like.
  • That's My Home: Cooking With Kids Recipes - Fun and easy recipes that kids can help make.



Maintained by Cecilia Vespa, Burlington Public Library

Updated September 2008


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