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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

Share: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table   Simple Fare: Spring and Summer   Japanese Patisserie : Exploring the Beautiful and Delicious Fusion of East Meets West   Live to Eat : Cooking the Mediterranean Way

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.
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.


Allrecipes' YouTube channel
Allrecipes inspires cooks to be creative and gives the tools to be successful in the kitchen. Discover the thrill of home cooking through top-rated recipes from the world's #1 digital food brand.

Tasty's YouTube channel
Tasty produces those terrific short videos that show up on your social media feeds. Yummy recipes in record time.

The Minimalist's YouTube channel
Mark Bittman (How to Cook Everything) brings us step-by-step instructions on executing successful recipes at home.

Jamie Oliver's YouTube channel
Join Jamie Oliver and the rest of the FoodTube community as he demonstrates delicious recipes, healthy and wholesome food through funny videos and expert tutorials.