To find descriptions of how to cook particular dishes, as well as videos of food being cooked, go to:

How to ... cooking techniques:

A food quiz:

The Cook's Thesaurus is a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

Delicious recipes and expert tips to get dinner on the table:

Breaking news English article on 200-year-old champagne:

Use the numerous sets of flashcards for learning vocabulary for "Culinary arts" at Studystack:

Use and make sets of vocabulary for revison at Quizlet, e.g.:

Lessostream has a section of videos and lesson plans for Food and Cookery, e.g. see "An Unusual Recipe - Western Spaghetti":

Here you can find vocabulary for different cuts of meat:

Youtube materials for food preparation and restaurants

The Chocolate chip cookie song in English:

The Chocolate chip cookie song (in German) with video of the cookies being made:

How to make a chocolate cake:

Hot to ice a wedding cake:

How to set a formal table:

Restaurant Business - Buffet Table Setting Ideas:

Restaurant: Managing complaints:

How to be a good waiter: How to handle complaints:

Monty Python sketch - restaurant complaint about a dirty fork:

How to be a good waiter: Knowing your menu:

Designing a restaurant menu:

How to make Yorkshire pudding:

How to make poached eggs:

Cooking coarse - Kitchen utensils:

Introduction to food terms from 1949:

Hotel Bed Making and cleaning Tips - in French with English subtitles:

How to make the perfect bed:

Hotel Housekeeping:

Vocabulary for giving directions in American English:

This is an entertaining demonstration of how to cook Sea Bream in Carzy Water, described by an Italian chef in English, with English

subtitles, and the meal is absolutely delicious and takes only 5 minutes to make. It is wonderful! Enjoy the video and the meal! Just

go to:

Cooking vocabulary in English:

How to make Allemande Sauce:

Naming fruit and vegetables:

Naming meat and poultry:

Kitchen utensils:

Naming kitchen utensils:

Kitchen vocabulary:

Quantities and measurements in the kitchen:

How to make Spanish Ham Croquettes:

Hotel and Catering Humour

Ordering two soups:

Online dictionaries

A useful online translating dictionary for German speakers:

**LingoPad** is a free offline dictionary for Windows. It contains a German-English dictionary; other dictionaries (Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Norwegian, Esperanto) can be downloaded as well:

Films connected to food

Julie & Julia (2009, Directed by Nora Ephron) (Trailer:

Ratatouille (2007, Pixar computer animated comedy) Film trailer:


"Highly Recommended" by Trish Stott & Rod Revell (Oxford University Press) ISBN: 978-0-19-457463-1

"Hotel and Hospitality English" by Mike Seymour (Collins: English for Work) ISBN: 978-0-00-743198-4

"Hospitality and Catering" (GCSE Exam course preparation) by Lesley Woods & Scott Reynard (Heinemann) ISBN:978-0-435501-020-0

"The Essentials of GCSE Design and Technology:Food Technoogy" ed. by Janet Inglis (Lonsdale) ISBN: 9781903068489 and Student book: ISBN: 9781903068847

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