Using the Collection

The Cookbook and Food Writing Collection is located in the CLICC Lab, room 145, on the first floor of Powell Library. Anyone with a BruinCard or UCLA Library Card may borrow items from the collection. You can also browse items in the collection using our online catalog, UC Library Search.

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About the Collection

The Powell Library Cookbook and Food Writing Collection is a resource for anyone in the UCLA community. Whether you’re a cooking novice, an expert chef or just curious about food, you’ll find books that spark your interest and inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. In addition to contemporary books full of recipes from around the world, you’ll find memoirs, food histories and explorations of a diverse array of culinary cultures.

This collection is part of the Powell Library Community Collections, developed in collaboration with student groups and campus partners. We welcome suggestions, book requests and ideas for new collections! Keep in touch at

Services & Resources

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    Food Studies Research Guide

    This research guide supports research and inquiry on food from diverse perspectives and disciplines.
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    UCLA Teaching Kitchen

    A space to meet the campus community's needs in areas of nutrition education, food insecurity, culinary skills and community engagement.

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