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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

New Culinary Arts eBooks Available to Read Online

Buttermilk Graffiti

Winner, 2019 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year in Writing Finalist!  A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. . Sixteen adventures, sixteen vibrant new chapters in the great evolving story of American cuisine. And forty recipes, created by Lee, that bring these new dishes into our own kitchens.

Culinary Nationalism in Asia

With culinary nationalism defined as a process in flux, as opposed to the limited concept of national cuisine, the contributors of this book call for explicit critical comparisons of cases of culinary nationalism among Asian regions, with the intention of recognizing patterns of modern culinary development.

The complete America's Test Kitchen tv show cookbook, 2001-2022

22 years of foolproof recipes from the hit TV show captured in one complete volume.

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. 

The Italian deli cookbook : 100 glorious recipes celebrating the best of Italian ingredients

Showcases delicious family recipes using favorite ingredients.

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 Autoimmune Protocol Reintroduction Cookbook

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

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.

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?

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. 

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.

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. 


 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.

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. 

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

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 Uncertainty Mindset

 A top restaurant’s reputation and success have become so closely bound up with its ability to innovate that a new organizational form, the culinary research and development team, has emerged. They invent a constant stream of new dishes, new cooking processes and methods, and even new ways of experiencing food

Meal Prep Cookbook for Dummies

Prep ahead and save time all week long! With over 125 time-saving recipes, you can transform your schedule with make-ahead breakfasts, salads-on-the-go, and easy-to-fix charcuterie dinner boards! 

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.

Take back the tray : revolutionizing food in hospitals, schools, and other institutions

A blueprint for reclaiming control from corporations and brutal bottom lines, the author reconnects food with health, wellness, education, and rehabilitation in a way that serves people, not just budgets, and proves change is possible with commitment on all levels, from government right down to the person sorting the trash.

Gabriel Kreuther

 From one of the most respected chefs in the United States, this cookbook showcases the recipes inspired by Kreuther's French-Swiss-German training and refined global style, one that embraces the spirits of both Alsace, his homeland, and of New York City, his adopted home. Kreuther will teach the proper techniques for making every dish, whether simple or complex, a success. 

Khabaar: An immigrant journey of food, memory, and family

A food memoir that braids the global journeys of South Asian food through immigration, migration, and indenture. Focusing on chefs, home cooks, and food stall owners, the book questions what it means to belong and what does belonging in a new place look like in the foods carried over from the old country? 

Baking Yesteryear

Travel back in time on a delicious decade-by-decade jaunt as Dylan shows you how to bake vintage forgotten greats.  Dylan has baked hundreds of recipes from countless antique cookbooks and selected only the best for this bakebook, sharing the shining stars from each decade. 

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.
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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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