14 Sites For Free Cooking, Food & Wine Audiobooks & Online Video Instruction

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This is a listing of 14 sites that legally offer free audiobooks and videos within the cooking, food & wine genre.

There is also a listing here of  written and online reading materials for this genre here at Gizmo's Freeware at

All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to read and/or download..  If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below.

This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums.

Most entries at those sites that offer only online listening or viewing can be downloaded with VideoCacheView.  Thanks to AJNorth for this tip.

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:

For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see

There will be other audiobooks and books on Cooking and related matters, at the sites listed there, but they are not categorized at the sites.

Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for this genre.  To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help:  Library Information

Free Cooking, Food & Wine Audiobooks and Online Video Instruction

AmblingBooks   offers 11 free audio cookbooks.  This is generally a pay site and free registration is required to download.  Also, their "book player" needs to be downloaded to listen.  Still this is a very nice collection with some unique entries.

America's Test Kitchen a collection of episodes from 13 seasons of this show as well as recipe, equipment and science clips are all available for free viewing online without registration.

BooksShouldBeFree   offers 23 free audio books in their Cookery collection.  They are available for free download in very good quality MP3  or iPod Podcast or free listening online.

Cooking Channel  has a large collection of how to, cooking and recipe videos available for free viewing online without registration.

Cooking With Us has a good size collection of free audio cooking books.  The ones I checked out were a MP3 in a zip file and were computer read.

Cook's Country full episodes of the show as well as recipe and equipment clips are all available for free viewing online without registration.

Dede's Mediterranean Kitchen suggested by our Midnight Cowboy, Administrator here at Gizmo's:  "If like me you ever spent time in Lebanon and then missed the cooking style after getting home, then this site is for you. Denise Hazime (Dede) is the wife of a Marine veteran and is an acknowledged expert on Mediterranean cooking. She also runs her own food stand – DedeMed’s Shawarma House – on Marine base Camp Pendleton. Her style is easy to follow and the results always great."

Fine Cooking has a large collection of cooking and recipe videos available for free viewing online without registation.

FoodWishesVideoRecipes  a unique video presentation of some very unique recipes from Chef John.  His Mother's Day recipe is a "Potted Plant Ice Cream Cake".

Harvard University  offers their course, Science and Cooking, for free viewing online at YouTube.

Internet Archive    has 179 free items in its Cooking - Audio collection and 280 items in its Cooking - Movies collection.  All are available for free listening  or watching online.  Audio is also available for free download im MP3 and often Ogg Vorbis.  Videos are also available for free download in varying formats.

Kraft  has a collection of "how to" cooking videos available for free viewing online without registration.

LibriVox has 21 free audio books available for download in MP3 (64kb/128kb) or ogg vorbis.  All are human read.

Librophile   has 33 free of audio cookbooks for free download in MP3.  Most all appear to be from Librivox, but the site is easy to navigate through. The site does not allow me to direct link to a genre listing.  You will need to click on the genre links (next to Latest )and select Cookery.  Suggested by Philip.

Ming Tsai a full collection of 10 seasons of episodes with Chef Ming Tsai and his "east-west" approach to food.  All are available for free viewing online without registration.

Taste of Home  has free cooking and recipe videos available for free viewing online without registration.

The Reluctant Gourmet a collection of 25 cooking videos available for free viewing online without registration.

YouTube - Cooking & Health  a listing of the Food channels at YouTube for free viewing and listening online without registration.

Conclusion

If you know of a site that may be added to the listings, please post in the comments for the page.

I hope you enjoy the free material available through these sites.

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October 14, 2013, 5 new sites added, 1 dead link removed and 1 link fixed. All links here checked and working. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve
April 3, 2013, 6 new sites added. All links checked and working. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve