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Culinary Arts

Library Subjects and Call Number Ranges

Book iconIn the CCSF Library buildings, books are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. This system groups items by subject and locates similar items on the shelf together. Below are some potential ranges in which you can find books related to your discipline.


  • Works about collections of recipes are entered under [Cookbooks.]
  • Works on cooking in specific places are entered under [Cooking] subdivided by the name of the place.
Subjects and Call Number Ranges
Subject Call Number Range
Nutrition TX 345
Food Handling TX 533
General Cookbooks TX 645 - TX 840
Cookbooks, alphabetical by state TX 715
Cookbooks, alphabetical by country TX 716 - TX 724.5

New Culinary Arts Books available for Curbside Pickup!

New Culinary Arts eBooks Available to Read Online

Clean Paleo Comfort Food Cookbook

Recipes such as meatloaf, pizza, and brownies that are clean paleo-compliant and free of ingredients that derail your health.

More Than Just Food

Explores the possibilities and limitations of the community-based approach, offering a networked examination of the food justice movement in the age of the nonprofit industrial complex.

The Goode Guide to Wine

The Goode Guide to Wine is a book designed to provoke and inspire in equal measure, encouraging the reader to be critical and to see the world of wine through fresh eyes.

The Autoimmune Protocol Reintroduction Cookbook

Guides readers through the four stages of the AIP reintroduction protocol with 100 recipes and food lists.

Recipes for Respect

Highlights the history of African Americans within culinary traditions, as well as the literary and entrepreneurial strategies for civil rights and respectability woven into the written records of dining, cooking, and serving. 

Religion, Regulation, Consumption

Kosher and halal markets have become global in scope and states,so what are the consequences of globalising kosher and halal markets?

New World Sourdough

Learn how to make a sourdough starter, basic breads, as well as other innovative baked goods from start to finish. Straightforward and unintimidating,

The Joy of Home Brewing Kombucha

Create your own collection of non-alcoholic, probiotic wonder drinks in your own kitchen! Kombucha is  one of the most popular fermented probiotic health tonics on the market, promoting antioxidants and detoxifying properties. 

Veganism, Sex and Politics

 What does veganism have to do with wider struggles for social justice - feminism, LGBTQ+ politics, anti-racism, environmentalism? C. Lou Hamilton's compulsively readable book dives deep into the heart of these questions. 

Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie

There's more to the midwestern kitchen and palate than the farm food and sizable portions the region is best known. It is to these heartland specialties, from the heartwarming to the downright weird, that you will find in this book

Ingredients : the strange chemistry of what we put in us and on us

Cheese puffs. Coffee. Sunscreen. Vapes. what will kill you, what won't, and why-explained with high-octane hilarity. Ingredients offers the perspective of a chemist on the stuff we eat, drink, inhale, and smear on ourselves

Food Fights

What we eat, where it is from, and how it is produced are vital questions in today's America. We think seriously about food because it is freighted with the hopes, fears, and anxieties of modern life. Food Fights  explores themes that define how we understand our food.

Modernism and Food Studies

Uncovers new links between seemingly disparate spaces, cultures, and artistic media and demystifies the connection between modernist aesthetics and the emerging food cultures of a globalizing world.

Cook, Taste, Learn

Cooking food is one activity that makes humanity unique. The book explores why both home cooks and professional chefs should apply cooking science to improve the nutritional quality and gastronomic delight of everyday eating. 

The Beginner's Pegan Diet Cookbook

100+ amazing recipes for this balanced, anti-inflammatory blend of the paleo and vegan diets.

Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste

Examines key challenges that arise in reducing food loss and waste throughout the supply chain and discusses potential ways to address these challenges. 

The Science of Chocolate

 Ideal for those studying food science or about to join the confectionery industry, this mouth-watering title will also be of interest to anyone with a desire to know more about the production of the world's favourite confectionery.


 Through mouthfeel, we can recreate the physical feelings of foods we love with other ingredients or learn to latch onto smarter food options. Mastering texture also leads to more adventurous gastronomic experiments in the kitchen, allowing us to reach even greater heights of taste sensation.

Finding Books

BookSearching for library resources goes better when you:

  • enter words for topics (keywords), authors, or titles, rather than questions.
  • use dropdown menus & checkboxes (limiters/facets) to zone in on exactly what kind of thing you want.
Searching for books - differences
How to Find Ebooks How to Find Print Books

To find ebooks:

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • Filter My Results navigation on left side of the page. Options selected: Available Online and Books (filters checked)On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available Online" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 


To find print books: 

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • "Filter My Results" options in OneSearch with the filters "available on campus" and "books" selected.On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available on Campus" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 

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