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Beer Advocate
News and reviews for beer enthusiasts and brewing professionals, including information on beer styles, food pairings, upcoming festivals, and homebrewing basics.

Coffee Review
An extensive database of coffee reviews and tasting notes. Also includes a reference section with information about regional varieties, roast styles, tasting vocabulary, the history and culture of coffee drinking, and more.

Administered by the Brewers Association, Craftbeer features a range of information similar to BeerAdvocate with an emphasis on American craft beers. Also includes a directory for finding local breweries.

Drink Mixer
Database of recipes for cocktails, shots, homemade liqueurs, and other mixed drinks. Also includes a lengthy glossary of ingredients and a basic bartending guide.

Go Taste Wine
Information on Washington wine bars, tasting rooms, wine shops, wineries, vineyards, wine tours, and related events.

A social networking site for wine enthusiasts, Snooth allows users to read and share reviews, compare retail prices on wine, and receive personalized recommendations based on their wine preferences. Also includes a "Wine 101" section with information on grape varieties, wine-growing regions, the winemaking process and more.

Washington State Wine
Information on Washington wineries, vineyards, and wine-related events from the Washington Wine Commission. Register a free account to create and save personalized wine tours.

Local Harvest
A national directory of farmers markets, CSAs, food co-ops, and other sources for locally grown food and agricultural products. Search by zip code or explore the interactive map.

Washington State Farmers Market Association
Directory of farmers markets in Washington state. Also includes information on legislation, grants, and programs related to Washington state farmers markets.

Belfair Farmers Market
Fresh produce, arts, and crafts in north Mason County. Saturdays, May to September at the Theler Community Center South parking lot.

Chehalis Agricultural Market
Poultry, small livestock, plants, farm supplies, whole foods, functional art, and more. Saturdays and Sundays at the north side of the Yard Birds Mall in Chehalis.

Chehalis Community Farmers Market
Produce, artisan cheese, farm fresh eggs, beauty products, and other local goods. In downtown Chehalis. Tuesdays, June through October.

Grays Harbor Public Market
Local meat and seafood, baked goods, and seasonal produce, as well as arts and crafts. Located in Hoquiam, open Wednesdays through Saturdays. Also open Sundays in the summer and before Christmas.

Grays Harbor Street Market
Fresh produce, homemade food, crafts, and entertainment in downtown Aberdeen. Open Sundays in spring and summer.

Lewis County Table
Information on farms and farmers markets in Centralia, Winlock, Tenino, Rochester, and elsewhere in Lewis County.

Olympia Farmers Market
Organic produce, local crafts, baked goods, meats, seafood, dairy products, plants, and family entertainment. Open Thursdays through Sundays, April to October, and weekends in November and December.

Shelton Farmers Market
Locally grown produce, gifts, flowers, plants for the garden, jewelry, and more. Open Saturdays, May through September, in downtown Shelton.

Tenino Farmers Market
Fresh produce, herbs, flowers, and events. Open Saturdays, June through September, at Tenino Elementary School.

Tumwater Farmers Market
Fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, baked goods and prepared foods. Wednesdays, May through October, at the corner of Capitol and Israel.

West Olympia Farmers Market
Produce, baked goods, eggs, flowers, veggie starts, crafts, tool sharpening, and more. From summer through October in Olympia's west-side neighborhood, near Woodruff Park.

Cook's Thesaurus
Illustrations, alternative names, substitution suggestions, cooking tips, and helpful notes for thousands of ingredients and kitchen equipment.

Encyclopedia of Spices
Information on spices from ajowan to zedoary, including history, culinary uses, plant description, and attributed medicinal properties.

Food Safety
Information from the government about food safety, including information on safe preparation and storage, foodborne pathogens, and product recalls.

Gourmet Sleuth
Extensive cooking resource including several online calculators for cooking conversions including metric conversions and volume to weight conversions.

National Center for Home Food Preservation
Practical information on various methods of home food preservation including canning, freezing, drying, smoking, fermenting, pickling, and more.

Science of Cooking at The Exploratorium
Food science information aimed at children from San Francisco's Exploratorium museum. Also includes recipes and entertaining activities to illustrate the chemistry of food.

Recipe search engine that allows users to find recipes based on what ingredients they have on hand. Also allows users to limit search results based on special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets.

Large collection of recipes submitted and reviewed by users, organized by ingredient or category. Register for free to submit or review recipes, save recipes to your Recipe Box, or create custom shopping lists.

Popular online community for food lovers, includes recipes, food-related news, and video cooking tutorials. Register for free to share and discuss recipes and restaurant reviews on their active Chowhound forum.

Includes over 10,000 recipes, food etiquette rules, a dictionary of cooking terms, lists of cookbooks by topic or year, and access to recipes from Bon Appetit and Gourmet.

Food Network
The homepage of the television channel, this site features recipes and cooking in categories such as Quick & Easy, Healthy Eating, and Holidays, plus videos and information from their cooking shows.

A collection of attractive food photography gathered from food blogs and other sites around the web, with links to recipes, articles, products, and more.

Nutrition information of various foods, including both food ingredients and items from popular fast-food chains. Includes a Food Category Explorer tool that lets users click on a Caloric Ration Pyramid or a Nutritional Target Map diagram to find foods that match specific nutritional requirements.

USDA Nutrient Database
USDA data on the nutritional values of food items, with detailed tables listing vitamin, mineral, fatty acid, and amino acid content and more.

HappyCow Vegetarian Restaurant Guide
Frequently updated database of vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants, searchable by city. Also includes health-food stores, vegetarian caterers, B&Bs, and more.

Post Punk Kitchen
The website and blog of cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Includes a growing database of vegan-friendly recipes, as well as a popular discussion forum.

Vegan Health
Collection of well-researched articles, maintained by dietitian Jack Norris, covering a variety of nutrition and health issues related to vegetarian and vegan diets.

Vegetarian Times
Website of the popular vegetarian cooking magazine. Includes an extensive collection of vegetarian recipes, including gluten-free, vegan, and low-fat options.

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Peoples, lands, customs and lifestyles throughout the world. Includes information about food and recipes.

World Folklore and Folklife
The holidays, festivals, language, stories and fair tales, proverbs, foodways and folk remedies that define our society and our place within it.

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