Food and drink

Cover of Free Range in the CityWe have resources to help cooks and food lovers - from cookbooks to food history and food dictionaries.

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Browse our latest food and wine titles.

Search for cooking or cookbooks. We also have children’s cookbooks.

If you are looking for information on a particular cuisine just use the name of that cuisine e.g. Thai, Mexican, Vegetarian, add the word cooking and do a subject search.

Booklists

Cover of The Complete Asian CookbookThese booklists feature staff picks of the best New Zealand food related resources:

Magazines

RBdigital magazines includes several food and drink eMagazines that you can download for free and keep. Titles include Dish, Donna Hay, Super Food Ideas, Decanter and many more.

We also have an extensive collection of print food and wine magazines.

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eResources

Culinary Arts Collection
Recipes and culinary industry information for recreational cooks and professional chefs alike.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
Encyclopedia of Food and CultureCOver of Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Over 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Ed. Solomon H. Katz. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003. From The Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition
A handy, non-technical guide to the terms you encounter on food labels, in advertising, or in the media, this dictionary contains over 6000 entries on food and nutrition. David A. Bender, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014 (4th edition. From Oxford Reference Online.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
Cookery courses and groups
Search CINCH, our community information directory, for local cooking courses.
Food, wine and cooking
Browse websites listed in our Internet Gateway, including the BBC’s excellent A to Z of food ingredients

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