Recommended Culinary Books

Jamie Oliver’s Italy
Jamie’s passion for Italy shines through in this book that contains 120 recipe’s he gleaned from his travels or learnt from locals.
The Michelin Guides
A series of annual guidebooks published by Michelin for over a dozen countries featuring recognized restaurants in Western Europe.
Lonely Planet World Food Guides
Explores gastronomy in country’s all over the world with culinary dictionaries and glossaries to make your eating vacation all that more enjoyable.
Time Out Eating & Drinking Guides
Online and printed guides from the world’s great cities.
Slow Food Guides
An organization founded to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat.
Food and Travel Magazine
Features destinations to visit, food to sample and recipes to try.
Zagat Guides
The skinny on American restaurants and those in London and Paris.
Patricia Well’s Food Lover’s Guides
Reliable guides to French and Italian cooking.
The Little Food Book, by Craig Sams
Stimulating mini essays about what is wrong with our food today, and how to produce enough food without damaging our health and environment.
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluiso
A collection of full-page photos of families around the world and what they eat. Contains statistics, essays and more.
Australian Crawl, by Scott Watkins-Sully
Australia’s country pubs are the places to drink, eat and socialize. This guide contains over 200 watering holes, region by region.
Wine: What to Drink 2008, by Toni Paterson
The perfect wine guide for those that love good wine but don’t want to spend too much.

Useful Culinary Websites

Jamie Oliver (
Contains recipes, ideas, books and more from the highly successful television chef.
Cuisine du Monde (
The world’s tastiest and most tempting recipes; individually tested and refined.
Waitrose (
Bits and bites about eating globally.
World Food (
Brings exotic flavors and dishes to your table if you don’t have the time to travel and do it yourself. Features Mediterranean, Mexican and Asian food.
Travel by Food (
A website to give people a better understanding of different food from different culture around the world. Check out the photos and description of odd culinary experiences.
Street Food Around The World (
Lists street food and markets all around the world.
Weird Food (
The unusual foods eaten by people around the world.
Original Belgian Fries Web site (
Waxes lyrical about the deep-fried potato and its spread around the planet.