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  • Sister site to Cook's Illustrated magazine and website. Tested recipes, products tastings, and equipment reviews.
  • Contains a searchable recipe database, feature articles on Asian food, and restaurant listings for NYC. Also lists various cooking schools across the country and links to other sites. From the Asia Society.
  • A look at social history, manners and menus through history. A companion site to the Food Timeline.
  • A searchable database of over 5,000 recipes, restaurant and cookbook reviews, suggestions for the year's holiday cooking, and classic advice from James Beard and Fannie Farmer.
  • A look at the history of chocolate, the chocolate-making process, and a visit to a chocolate factory in this exhibit from the Exploratorium.
  • "Food Science Central is a gateway to free and subscription based information relating to the world of food science, food technology and food-related human nutrition." Registration required for some services.
  • The origins and food and ingredients. A companion site to the Culinary History Timeline.
  • A selection of primary sources, recipes, and bibliographies on the food of the Middle Ages. A labor of love.
  • Knives, chopsticks, forks and spoons. From the Rietz Food Technology Collection, housed in the Anthropology Department, California Academy of Sciences.
  • This National Public Radio show (NPR) focuses on seasonal and holiday fare, with personal commentary and recipes from the authors.

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