gourmet file: a cook's guide to the web

free online food dictionaries & reference

food reference

These sites will help answer your questions about food & cooking.

epicurious dictionary - The Epicurious website's free online food dictionary of more than 4,000 food & cooking terms.

cook's thesaurus - A free online cooking encycopedia with facts about thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries feature pictures, detailed descriptions, and ingredient substitutions.

association for the study of food and society (ASFS) - This multidisciplinary international foodie organization is dedicated to exploring the complex relationships among food, culture, and society. The lively ASFS ListServ online discussion group is free to members and non-members who post and answer questions. Members receive a subscription to the ASFS journal, Food, Culture & Society.