Search Epicurious Food Dictionary:
This page lists not only English language glossaries, but those in other languages as well. Standard translation dictionaries tend to ignore cooking terms and food names are very regional.
Andrew F. Smith, editor in chief.
rq TX349.E45 2004 (2 volumes)
The Chef's Companion: a Culinary Dictionary
r TX349.R48 2003
You can view this ebook online through NetLibrary (library card barcode required).
The Food Encyclopedia: Over 8000 Ingredients, Tools, Techniques and People
q TX349.R564 2006x
Browse the Catalog
BBC Food: Ingredients
Browse through an A to Z listing of ingredients from this British site.
The Epicentre Exotic Spices
This online store includes an encyclopedia of spices for such rare things as zedoary and melegueta pepper (grains of paradise).
A site from the publishers of Bon Appetit and Gourmet that allows you to search for a term in their food or wine dictionary.
Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages
"On these pages, I present solid information on (currently) 117 different spice plants. Emphasis is on their usage in ethnic cuisines, particularly in Asia; furthermore, I discuss the history, chemical constituents and etymology of their names. Last but not least, there are numerous photos featuring the live plants or the dried spices." Lots of ethnic herbs.
French: Patricia Wells French/English A to Z Glossary
You can download and print out a .pdf or word version (40 pages) to take along with you.
Hindi food terms.
Univision offers this Spanish to English and English to Spanish glossary.
Spain: Lingolex Spanish Food Glossary
500 terms from English to Spanish or vice versa. Also books on Spanish cooking.