Cooking: The Basics

Cooking Terms


Learn Cooking Terms and Methods (PDF | 556 KB)

University of Hawaii at Manoa Cooperative Extension.


Cooking Skills

SNAP-Ed, Utah State University Extension.


Basics at a Glance: Equivalent Measurements and Abbreviations (PDF | 1.5 MB)

University of Mississippi Institute of Child Nutrition.


Browse a List of Food Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.


Ingredient Substitutions


Substitutions and Equivalents in Food Ingredients (PDF | 62 KB)

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.


Find Common Ingredient Substitutions

SNAP-Ed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Also available in PDF (405 KB).


Modifying a Recipe to be Healthier (PDF | 137 KB)

Ohio State University Extension.


Flavor That Food! (PDF | 5.87 KB)

SNAP-Ed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Make food tasty without salt.


Helpful Tips for Beginner Cooks


Food Hero: Cooking Basics

SNAP-Ed, Oregon State University Extension.


Food $ense Cooking Basics

SNAP-Ed, Utah State University Extension.


Cooking Basics (PDF | 2,625 KB)

Alabama Cooperative Extension System.


Eat Smart, Get Your Family to the Table: Cooking Basics (PDF | 1,183 KB)

EFNEP. The University of Tennessee Extension.


Food Preparation

University of Minnesota Extension.


Cooking with Herbs & Spices

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.