3 Ways to Explore Authentic World Food from Your Own Kitchen

Posted on: February 07, 2018 | By: grimes

By: Jill Fisher

Winter in Iowa often means being stuck indoors for days at a time. With the holidays at an end, you may find yourself in a cuisine rut. Far off are the dog days of summer—with grill outs and campfire hotdogs, sweet corn and fried everything at the State Fair. And by now, everyone is sick of soup!

Now is the perfect time to explore new flavors and savor classic recipes from around the world—right from your own kitchen. Here are 3 easy ways:

  1. AtoZ World Food—available 24/7 (www.atozworldfood.com) by logging in with your library card number, you have instant access to thousands of recipes for authentic worldwide cuisine. This website is browse-able by region, culture, recipe, or ingredient, and offers a wide variety of authentic recipes for different meals, occasions, and festivities. Exploring this website is faster than general internet searches in helping you locate quality, authentic recipes.
  2. Magazines—check out issues of the following subscriptions for great seasonal and regional recipes:
    • AllRecipes
    • Cooking Light
    • Bon Appetit
    • Eating Well
    • Taste of Home
    • Food Network Magazine

    Want instant access to these subscriptions and others from the comfort of your home? Download an unlimited number of free issues with Zinio, available with your library card. In addition to the previous list, there is:

    • Clean Eating
    • Cooks Illustrated
    • Eating Well
    • Everyday Food
    • Gluten Free Living
    • Vegetarian Today


  3. 641.5—Cookbook section—With more than 250 cookbooks, there is something to please even the most picky palette. Stop in to check out some of our most popular:
    • Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen
    • Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
    • Mastering the Art of French Cooking
    • Healthy Indian Cooking

    And much, more!

    Travel the world from your very own kitchen this winter and bring a taste of different cultures to your table.