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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs. is a global social networking service and forum headquartered in Seattle, WA, which encourages users to post recipes, comment on and make changes to existing recipes and search for specific recipes. In addition, it allows users to create recipe blogs, vote on pictures of finished dishes, and receive awards based on their submissions and results. Users become part of the community by reviewing and commenting on other people's food-related blogs, pictures and recipes.

Cooking Channel
A sister network of the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, focuses more on cooking and cuisine than the Food Network. This website features instructional videos and a searchable database of recipes.

Online home of Gourmet and Bon Appétit magazines. Featuring recipes, menus, chefs, wine, drinks, and cooking demos.

Food & Wine Magazine
Online home of Food & Wine magazine. This website features recipes and various articles regarding cuisine, food destinations as well as recipes.

Food Channel
Food information, recipes, entertainment, trend information, dining advice, and food discussions.
FoodFit was started in late 1998 in Washington, DC. Their mission then, and now, is to promote and enhance the health of consumers. By focusing on healthy eating and active living in the most credible and enjoyable ways. 

Food Network
A unique lifestyle network and website that strives to surprise and engage its viewers with likable hosts, personalities, and the variety of things they do with food. The network is committed to exploring new, different, and interesting ways to approach food - through pop culture, adventure, and travel - while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information. This website features instructional videos and a searchable database of recipes.

My Food Advisor: Recipes for Healthy Living
Recipes for Healthy Living is a FREE resource from the American Diabetes Association, created to make eating healthy easier for you. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and you'll have access to healthy recipes (including some gluten free recipes), one-day meal plans, cooking videos and other healthy eating tips. There's absolutely no cost to you when you sign up, but so many benefits!

This website from the well-known culinary magazine features many recipes and articles regarding food, wine, cuisine and culinary destinations.

Vegetarian Times
The online home of Vegetarian Times. Vegetarian Times promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle with recipes, wellness information, cooking techniques, and information on "green" products. Not just for vegetarians, half of Vegetarian Times' readership is composed of those simply interested in leading a healthier lifestyle.

An online resource for Vegans, this website features articles on food, travel, news and numerous recipes.