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Food Safety


Federal food safety information.

Still Tasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide

Useful site gives information on shelf-life and best means of storage for all types of food. Easy to use and complete.

Special Dietary Needs

BBC Good Food

Recipes for Gluten Free, dairy free, vegan and other diets.

Celiac Disease Foundation

Gluten Free recipes.

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Recipes can be searched by dietary considerations, such as diabetes or gout friendly diets.

Spark Recipes

Recipe page of a health/diet/fitness community. Free access to recipes and videos. Free membership for interactivity, customized diet plans, and other content.

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

Information about diet and disease, lifecycle nutrition with recipes and links.

Vegetarian Times

Magazine website. Large collection of recipes, videos, and information on vegetarian and vegan diets.

VegKitchen with Nava Atlas

Recipes, videos, information and tips on vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. Material on vegetarian kids and teens.


Recipes and information of vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. Free membership for interactivity.


How to eat well sections with recipes, searchable by disease and medical condition.


America's Test Kitchen

Website of the TV program. Free access to current season’s episodes and recipes with free registration. Paid membership for more content.

Blue Apron

A trendy meal planning and delivery site.


Interactive food trends/entertainment. Videos, recipes, and discussions on food-related topics. Content is free, with free membership for interactivity.


A trendy meal planning and delivery site.

Cooking Light

Magazine website. Healthy food recipes and instructional videos. All content (except magazine subscription) is free. Subscription not required.


Food community with extensive recipe, menu, article, cookbook, and video collections. Partners with Bon Appetit and (the now defunct) Gourmet magazines.  Content is free and available, but free membership required for interactivity, plus extra features such as recipe box.


Food community with surprisingly extensive and multicultural reader-submitted recipes. Free content, plus free membership for interactivity.

Food Network

Website of  the TV network and magazine. Free access to recipes, instructional videos, current year’s episodes of shows featuring Food Network chefs: Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, Giada, the Neelys, and more. Free membership for interactivity and more content.

Food & Wine

Website of magazine. Free access to recipes, instructional cooking videos, ratings & reviews, pairing of food, wine, and spirits. Free membership for interactivity separate from magazine subscription.

Good Housekeeping

Food page of the magazine website. Recipes and articles.

Martha Stewart Living

The online presence of the popular TV shows/magazine. The food page has many recipes and videos.

NY Times: Recipes for Health

This popular New York Times series promotes eating well by cooking at home. Each week, recipes are based on a single type of food. Focus is simple, healthy, and doable.

PBS Food

Recipes, videos, and articles from public television. Blogs and TV shows.

Real Simple

Articles, recipes, instructional videos, and a food blog from the magazine. Nice dinner–in-15 tool, recipe of the day. Free membership for interactivity.

Recipe Source

Compendium of recipes collected and shared with an emphasis on regional, ethnic, and international cuisines. Large and idiosyncratic collection includes everything from cat treats to medieval recipes.