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AtoZ Food America & World Food Databases

This month we are pleased to announce two new digital resources that are all about food: AtoZ Food America and AtoZ World Food! These exciting new databases contain thousands of recipes from all over America plus 174 other countries, along with lots of information on regional ingredients, food culture and dining etiquette. Together they make the largest food database of its kind. The timing for this release could not be better, as we are just a few short weeks away from the year’s biggest food-focused holiday. Maybe try some new recipes at your Thanksgiving table!

Cookbooks are very popular at the library, but we would never be able to offer cookbooks for so many different countries and cultures. AtoZ databases are not only great for avid cooks but also for students and world travelers. Students often do projects on the history and culture of other countries, and what better way to learn about a place than through its food! Travelers can also get to know a country’s regional specialties and etiquette before leaving, making the trip just a little smoother and more delicious!

Skaneateles Library cardholders can access the AtoZ Food databases in the library or from home at; click on Find, then Databases, then scroll to the section on Food, Health and Wellness. All you need is your library card number and PIN (if you don’t know your PIN we can reset it for you during your next visit).

AtoZ Food America and AtoZ World Food were designed for students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters and anyone who wants to learn about world cuisine. We hope you enjoy this new resource. Bon appétit!

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