posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 01:38 PM
Online, my favorite is "Practically Edible", which I just discovered today:
On the entries I checked so far, the information is not only free but also highly accurate! On this beta website, currently available languages
include English, French, German, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Spanish.
In print, my favorite general encyclopedia on food is:
The Oxford companion to food, by Alan Davidson 1999, Oxford University Press.
The Oxford companion to food explains the history of foods, as well as varying uses of those foods over time and in different cultures around the
world. Other than giving short shrift to the foods of Ireland, it is a reliable source.
I'm still looking for a comprehensive food encyclopedia on natural foods. Any suggestions?
[edit on 2/4/2009 by Uphill]