Virginia, Minnesota. September 9, 2019 – The Virginia Public Library is pleased to announce that it has recently added AtoZ Food America to its online reference offerings. This exciting new resource contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes—including food culture articles—as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients section. AtoZ Food America is the largest food database of its kind focused solely on diverse American cuisine.

Link to new database access

“American cookbooks are very popular at the library, but in the past, we’ve never been able to offer a comprehensive product that also includes American food culture, so we’re very excited to provide this database for our patrons,” says Susan Hoppe, reference librarian at Virginia Public Library.

According to the library, anyone can access AtoZ Food America using the library’s computers, or from anywhere in the world from the library’s portal at with their library card. AtoZ Food America also enables users to forward recipes to friends by email and even create their own personal cookbook of favorite recipes.

AtoZ Food America was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about American cuisine without having to purchase multiple individual cookbooks.

Offering AtoZ Food America, a product of World Trade Press, The Global Knowledge Company, is an example of the Virginia Public Library’s mission to deepen its coverage of topics that are of interest to its diverse population of patrons.

For more information please contact Susan Hoppe, reference librarian, at the Virginia Public Library, telephone: 748-7525, email: