Food and drink

Food and Drink

We have resources to help cooks and food lovers - from cookbooks to food history and food dictionaries.

We have a great selection of cookbooks covering all dietary requirements from plant-based to gluten-free. Search for a particular cuisine, like Thai, Mexican or Vegetarian. If baking or brewing is more you we have books available.

We have a great collection of food and drink magazines both in libraries and online.

Read about chefs and the history of food, find out about health and wellbeing that food can provide.

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Food and Cooking


Kiwi cuisine

Traditional Māori kai

The Māori word for food is kai. Find out about traditional Māori food sources and food preservation practices.

Food & Drink Reading Lists

Get the latest recipes

Food magazines full of recipes and inspiration, with everything from baking to vegan.

What's your tipple?

Read magazines on wine, beer, gin, whiskey, coffee...

Non-fiction - Food journeys

The rich history of what appears on our plate is celebrated in these books which celebrate food around the world - feast your eyes on these.
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