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Home Cooking

Food Preparation

Most foods need some preparation before they can be eaten while others can be preserved for later use. Discover the basic and advanced ways of doing both!


Using kitchen equipment:

Preparing fresh produce:

Cooking legumes and pasta:

canned tomatoesPreservation

The Food Safety team has a wealth of resources for preserving seasonal foods.


Other Recommended Resources

Preparing Food — A wealth of food preparation tips from the Great Trays™ toolkit.

The Recipe Box — Quick, simple recipes using easy to find ingredients that work in even the tightest budgets.

Preserving and Preparing — Information on canning, freezing, drying, and more from the Food Safety team.

Kids Eat RightAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics — Find scientifically-based health and nutrition information, including recipes and how-to videos, to help your children grow.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters — Information on the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Includes planning and shopping tips, recipes, and more.

2010 Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Galore Video PresentationFresh for Florida Kids; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services — Short videos covering all kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as related topics, from receiving and storage to classroom activities.

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