Sites for Your Holiday Appetite

Looking for a tried and true traditional dish for your festive feast? Or perhaps something a bit more exotic for that leftover turkey? The Web can be your recipe box, whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

There are two sites that have extensive recipe collections, and serve as natural starting places for a holiday food search. First, Holiday Cooking Links from World in Your Kitchen (http://members.aol.com/Isis220/WorldKitch/holidays.html) features a Holiday Cooking Forum- "a message board for exchanging and requesting recipes and ideas for holidays all over the world," a Holiday Recipe Exchange and a valuable All Things Turkey area with lots of links to pages that will help you use up those leftovers. The Christmas International section provides a virtual buffet to links to other Christmas traditions around the world. Secondly, Mimi's CyberKitchen (http://www.cyberkitchen.com/) is an online bacchanalia. Not only are there holiday links, but Mimi has outdone herself with a vast recipe collection, cookbooks, food software and even food humor. It can be overwhelming, but this site is an impressive collection of food information on the Web.

The HomeArts Network http://homearts.com/ produced by the Hearst Corporation, the folks that bring us Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Mr. Food's Easy Cooking, among other popular home and garden magazines, have a nice selection of holiday pages. Their Holiday Cooking site (http://homearts.com/depts/food/xmasc1.htm#cook) focuses mainly on Christmas, and includes Holiday Party Menus and Good Housekeeping's Award Winning Cookies. HomeArts also has a Hanukkah Menu (http://homearts.com/gh/food/1296mef4.htm) and a page on Celebrating Kwanzaa (http://homearts.com/depts/food/kwanfl.htm). Traditional Kwanzaa recipes can be found on the Sankofa page (http://members.tripod.com/~Nancy_J/kwanzaa.htm) and include a variety of African vegetable dishes, as well as a recipe for Benne Cakes.

So when visions of sugarplums dance in your head, impress your family and friends with a recipe from the World Wide Web. Bon Appetit!

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-Sue Neumeister and Lori Widzinski, University Libraries

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