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What’s For Dinner?


Search the Library Catalog for books – go to  

click Library in the left sidebar then Search the Library Catalog

You can browse the shelves at these numbers to find:


394.1      Encyclopedia of Food and Culture


641.03   Dictionary of international food & cooking terms.



641.3      Foods and festivals of the Danube lands: Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia,

PER        Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia


Searching for Recipes

Try these books from the MHS Library shelves:

641         The complete book of world cookery.

                The Horizon cookbook and illustrated history of eating and drinking through the ages

                Cooking the German way

                The food of Italy

641.5      Simca's cuisine 

                Better homes and gardens classic international recipes

                Chinese cooking, the secret of a great cuisine unveiled

                Many hands cooking : an international cookbook for girls and boys

                Dutch and Belgian cooking

                The cooking of Spain and Portugal

                German cooking : savory German dishes prepared in the traditional way

641.5      Latin American cooking

                Jewish cookery from Boston to Baghdad

                The Eastern European cookbook.

                The Northern Chinese cookbook, including specialities from Peking, Shanghai, and

                Marguerite Patten's international cookery in colour

                Pure Greek cooking

                The World atlas of food : gourmet's guide to the great regional dishes of the world

                Middle Eastern cookery


641.59   Betty Crocker's new international cookbook.

                 Tia Victoria's Spanish kitchen

                The best of ethnic home cooking

                Polish cooking

                The multicultural cookbook for students



IRI          Irish cooking



ITA         Italian cooking



CHR       Cooking the Spanish way


Culture Grams - find your country in the binders



Databases to try: (from the Library page, choose Databases on the left)


**World Geography and Culture - from Databases, click on General Interest - Reference, then World Atlas (metuchenhs/bulldogs) Choose your country from the drop-down menu and use the Country Menu on the left to get all the information you need - citation information is at the bottom of each page you view.


**Encyclopedia of Food and Culture - in print and in Databases - go to General Interest - Reference, click on Gale Virtual Reference (metu_log).  Under the yellow box, click on the + sign in front of General Reference and then on the book title, go to the ebook index and search for your country - you will find all the topics listed with hyperlinks to the pages. You can print, email, download and/or listen to the information you find.  Citations are on the bottom of each page.



General Interest - Reference

      Oxford Reference (metboe/metboe)


      Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO) (meshinf/infolink)


      World Book Online (metuchen/bulldogs)


Government - History

      History Database Center (metuchenhs/bulldogs)