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Services / Resources: Food and Cooking

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Access to this online resource has been discontinued by the Wisconsin Valley Library Service as of May 2019. For help finding alternative hobbies and crafts resources, please contact us. WVLS Hobbies and Crafts Online Food and Cooking


The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

All Recipes

This general cooking resource provided by Allrecipes Magazine includes recipes, how-to videos, and other resources. Web Food and Cooking

Choose My Plate

This resource from the USDA includes the current national dietary guidelines and meal planning tools. Web Food and Cooking


This cooking resource provides recipes, menus, and other resources for a wide range of food and dishes. Web Food and Cooking

Food and Human Nutrition - USDA

This resource of the National Agriculture Library includes information on dietary guidelines, food safety, meal planning, and more. Web Food and Cooking

This resource includes information on food recalls, food poisoning, and food safety fundamentals such as safe minimum cooking temperatures and food storage. Web Food and Cooking

Genius Kitchen

This resource includes recipes, videos and news from the cooking world. Web Food and Cooking

This resource is a "USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices." Web Food and Cooking

Simply Recipes

This general cooking resource focuses on recipes that work and are worth the effort. Web Food and Cooking