Food Preparation


Find a wealth of information and resources to assist food preparation education efforts, including recipes for ethnic/cultural groups, cooking methods and advice, food safety, heart healthy cooking, online tools and more...

Food Safety

Get more information about food safety.

Get Ingredient Substitutions and Equivalent Measurements (PDF | 62 KB)

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.

Cook With a Microwave (PDF | 198 KB)

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Cooperative Extension.

Learn about choosing appropriate containers, arranging food and cooking. May be used as a handout.

Thermy and a microwave How Do I Cook Safely In a Microwave Oven?

USDA. Food Safety Inspection Service.

Learn to "Cook It Quick!"

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Read articles about ingredient substitutions and how to prepare food in advance, and get Cook it Quick! recipes.

Develop Recipes for Audiences With Limited Resources

Journal of Extension, Vol. 40 Number 6.

Read a literature analysis and find guidelines and a checklist for developing recipes. 2002

Kitchen Safety

Browse a List of Food Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Links are related to food ingredients, food processing, cooking and baking.

Top 20 Healthy Recipe Substitutions

Purdue University. Consumer and Family Sciences Extension.

Easy recipe substitutions to reduce the fat content of foods. May be used as a handout.

Create a Healthy Food Shopping List

DHHS. NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Get tips to reduce the fat and cholesterol in meals.

Heart Healthy Cooking for African Americans

Heart Healthy Cooking for Hispanic and Latino Audiences