If you want to try a new recipe or entertain a large group, the Library has the information you need! Also included in this info guide are local resources and web sites.
Books for Adults
Vegetarian cooking for everyone
by Madison, Deborah
This cookbook features more than 800 recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts. Also includes an A-to-Z vegetable section with details on vegetables from the common to the exotic.
Books for Teens
Slumber parties : things to make and do
by Traig, Jennifer
Suggests fifteen to twenty slumber party themes and ideas, including activities, decor, and menus, from Fright Night to Spa Spectacular to Gypsy Jubilee
Books for Older Children
The mix-it-up cookbook :
by American Girl Library
Make more than 100 dishes from 18 basic recipes!
Books for Younger Children
Pretend soup and other real recipes : a cookbook for preschoolers
by Katzen, Mollie
Recipes just for younger kids, the way they´ll understand it, and won´t make their moms nuts!
More books for:
Cookery - Juvenile
American Culinary Federation (http://www.acfchefs.org/)
A professional, not-for-profit organization for chefs and cooks. Use this site to see what the professionals are up to!
American Institute of Wine and Food (http://www.aiwf.org)
A non-profit educational organization devoted to improving the appreciation, understanding, and accessibility of food and drink, founded by Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Richard Graff and others.
American Wine Society (http://www.americanwinesociety.org)
Devoted to educating people on all aspects of wine.
Cast Iron Cooking Recipes (http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe.asp)
Recipes from Lodge Cast Iron, the makers of those really heavy camping kettles!
Chili Appreciation Society (http://www.chili.org/chili.html)
Their mission is to promote chili and raise money for charity.
Epicurious: The World's Greatest Recipe Collection (http://www.epicurious.com/)
Recipes and food-related articles from the Epicurious TV show.
The Food Network's web site with recipes, a wine review database, forums, and TV program schedules.
International Dutch Oven Society (http://www.idos.com/)
Pull out that Cast Iron, and get cooking!
King Arthur Flour (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/)
Baking tips, unbelievable recipes, and other cool stuff!
National Cornbread Festival (http://www.nationalcornbread.com/)
Incredible recipes, and a lot of fun!
PBS Home and Hobbies: Cooking (http://www.pbs.org/home/home_cooking.html)
Cooking information from all over!
Cooking just for kids! Great recipes, video demos, and a kids cooking blog!
The Cook's Thesaurus (http://www.foodsubs.com/)
I'm out of baking powder! What should I do? Things you can use instead of (whatever you're missing).
The Food Museum (http://www.foodmuseum.com)
No, they're not really part of the Smithsonian. But they do have incredible information! Click on Exhibits at the top to find out more than you ever knew!
The World's Healthiest Foods (http://www.whfoods.com)
The want to show you a healthier way of eating that's enjoyable, affordable, quick and easy to fit your personal needs and lifestyle.
CCSN - Hotel Restaurant and Casino Management Department (http://www.csn.edu/pages/1308.asp)
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Students can receive an associate of applied science degree with an emphasis in the culinary arts.
Creative Cooking School of Las Vegas (http://www.creativecookingschool.com/default2.asp)
7385 West Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Students will learn all the essentials of classic culinary technique as well as receive basic training in ethnic cuisines and advanced recipe development.
UNLV - Department of Food and Beverage (http://hotel.unlv.edu/programs/depts/fbm.html)
4505 Maryland Parkway
PO Box 45601
This department offers an array of food and beverage courses, complete with hands-on laboratory experiences, extensive interaction with leaders in the food and beverage industry, and traditional classroom lectures and demonstrations.
Cooking with Children (http://www.wicworks.ca.gov/education/nutrition/kidsRecipes/cooking_abilities.htm)
Information on what your child is ready to cook!
Food Safety and Inspection Service (http://www.fsis.usda.gov)
Part of the USDA, what you need to know about safe cooking!
Safe cooking information from the government
USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory (http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl)
Everything from measuring equivalents to Food Composition and Nutrition.