I love reading about food, the science of food, the history of food, how to grow it, methods of preparation all of it.  As a result, I like the resources in cookbooks almost as much as the recipes.  They’re fun for me to read, but they are also just so dang useful – I still go to Joy of Cooking every time I want to boil an egg (or cook a woodchuck, though admittedly that rarely comes up).  In this section I’m compiling various tips and tricks that I find useful.

Conversion Guide
Metric to Imperial (and vice versa) conversion tool

Food Holidays
A compilation of food and food-related holidays for when you need a reason to celebrate

Ingredient substitutions that I find useful

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen
A list of produce you should buy organic to avoid high-pesticide content