Cooking & Food

e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and e-Magazines

Cooking e-Books & e-Audio

Avoid the non-stop ads and frustrating search for the actual recipe. Check out cookbooks from Libby by OverDrive.

Cooking e-Magazines

Keep up to date on all the current cooking trends by checking out these food and cooking magazines from Libby.

On Our Shelves

Top Subjects

African American Cooking
Christmas Cooking
Diet Cookbooks
Quick and Easy Cooking
Recent Cookbooks
Vegetarian Cookbooks

james beard book award winners

The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their field. The Awards are presented by The James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation and practice of fine food and beverage.

In Our Archives

Dig Memphis: Restaurant and Menu Collection

Visit the Dig Memphis Restaurant and Menu Collection Explore old menus from Memphis restaurants still standing and long gone. The culinary history of Memphis is as strong and proud as the legacy of our musical heritage and as diverse as the sounds that have been recorded here.

Journal/Magazine Articles


(Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as book reference content from Delmar.


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Cooking and Food Events

Smoothie Moves Saturdays @ Levi
Levi Library
Fri., Jun. 21, 2:00 pm
Family Fun – Indian Cooking and Dance
Cordova Library
Sat., Jun. 22, 11:00 am
Hollywood Eats High On The Hog
Hollywood Library
Mon., Jun. 24, 12:00 pm
Food Science Youth Cooking Camp
Raleigh Library
Mon., Jun. 24, 2:00 pm
Food Science Youth Cooking Camp
Raleigh Library
Tue., Jun. 25, 2:00 pm
Eating Smart
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Wed., Jun. 26, 11:00 am
KidKuisine-Adventures in the Kitchen
Levi Library
Wed., Jun. 26, 1:00 pm
Summer Cookin'
Whitehaven Library
Wed., Jun. 26, 1:00 pm
Teen Can you Whistle?
Cordova Library
Wed., Jun. 26, 1:30 pm

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