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Introduction

How and what we eat reflects our lives and our culture. Many of our important events centre on food - weddings, celebrations, anniversaries. Whether you are looking for practical tips or how to cook with artistry and flare, you will find it all here!


Here are a few of our titles

The Prairie Girl Cupcake Guide   Best Kitchen Basics   Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore   Stir

Browse our newest books and movies on these topics


Borrow and download digital books & movies about cooking, food and drink to your computer. Idea Exchange membership card required.
Cooking & Food eBooks, video and audiobooks


Foodland Ontario
See what delicious foods are in season, find local farms, and discover seasonal recipes.

Dietitians of Canada
National association of Canadian registered dietitians, providing resources on meal planning, shopping, cooking, and nutrition.

Canada's Food Guide
Information on food and nutrition for Canadians.

All Recipes
Community-based recipe and meal planning web site.

Epicurious.com
Website devoted to cooking and entertaining, with thousands of recipes, menus, and cooking articles as well as guides on food, kitchen equipment, and more. 

Food Network Canada
Recipes from your favourite Food Network Canada chefs.


Here are some local organizations and resources offering information, support or local produce:

Foodlink Waterloo Region

Foodlink Waterloo Region
Find local information and events celebrating food and its producers in our region. Produces the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map for Waterloo Region each year.

 

Culinary Historians of Canada
Are you interested in the development of cooking in Canada and other parts of the world? The Culinary Historians of Canada host food-related events in and around our region and publish a monthly newsletter of activities. They have also made several historical Canadian cookbooks available online, and provide links to other sources.

 

Cambridge Farmers' Market
The Cambridge Farmers' Market is one of the oldest markets in the country. Vendors sell everything from fresh baked goods, eggs, meats and of course fruits and vegetables.

 


Bon Appetit Magazine's YouTube channel
Bon Appetit Magazine's channel has lots of demonstrations of cooking and cooking techniques, as well as videos of cooking with well-known chefs and tours of restaurant kitchens.

Epicurious' YouTube channel
Epicurious' YouTube channel features a wide array of demonstrations of recipes, cooking techniques, and the proper use of kitchen tools.

Gourmet Magazine's YouTube channel
Gourmet Magazine's channel has lots of demonstrations of cooking and cooking techniques. Click on the link above to browse all their videos, or watch the video below.