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

Sankofa African Diaspora Festival
Cossitt Library
Sat., Feb. 24, 11:00 am
ABCs of Herbs: Branching Out Series
Frayser Library
Sat., Feb. 24, 1:00 pm
Teen Innovation Center
Cordova Library
Wed., Feb. 28, 4:30 pm
Teen Innovation Center
Cordova Library
Wed., Mar. 06, 4:30 pm
Cooking with Diyala
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Sat., Mar. 09, 2:00 pm
What Are You Cooking?
Cordova Library
Wed., Mar. 13, 4:00 pm
Teen Innovation Center
Cordova Library
Wed., Mar. 13, 4:30 pm
Women in Food
Cossitt Library
Thu., Mar. 14, 6:00 pm
Eat This Book storytime
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Sat., Mar. 16, 11:00 am
Memphis Black Restaurant Week
Cossitt Library
Mon., Mar. 18, 11:00 am

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