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Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks (CFCC)
An organization of professional chefs and cooks in Canada.

Diner Soft
A site for people who work in restaurants or who just like going to them.

Food Service Central
A resource for everyone in the food service industry.

Hospitality Jobs Online
A service with jobs in the business of hospitality, which includes hotels and cooking.

Job Bank USA
An in-depth job search engine listing many employment opportunities in the food services industry.

On the Rail
A Web site dealing with issues that are important to food service workers.


Boyle, Tish, and Clark Irey, photographer. Diner Desserts. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2000.
A cookbook for anyone who has a sweet tooth or who wants to make something sweet. This book covers it all—from ice-cream sodas to apple pie to cheesecake.

Everett, Linda. Retro Diner: Comfort Food from the American Roadside. Tigard, OR: Collectors Press, 2002.
In one of the more recent of her many cookbooks, Everett lists more than 100 recipes, along with some of the colorful slang used by diner wait staff and cooks for each dish.

Freehof, Ira, and Pia Catton. The Comfort Diner Cookbook: A World of Classic Diner Delights, from Homestyle Dinners to Satisfying Breakfasts and Fun Midnight Treats. New York, NY: Clarkson Potter, 2005.
Freehof, the owner of New York City's legendary Comfort Diner, shares more than a few of his best (and healthiest) comfort food recipes.

Joyce, Jennifer, and Martin Brigdale. Diner: Deliciously Authentic Feel-good Recipes. New York, NY: Ryland Peters and Small, 2007.
Another good collection of American roadside dishes for the aspiring short-order cook.

Kaucher, Jo A. The Chicago Diner Cookbook. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company, 2002.
The Chicago Diner has been open since 1983 and serves an exclusively vegetarian menu. This collection contains new and inventive spins on classic diner fare, including fajitas and scrambled eggs.

Maddocks, Rick. Sputnik Diner. New York, NY: Knopf, 2002.
The story of a diner in Ontario, Canada, and the lives of the memorable people who work there and those who pass through.

Stern, Jane, and Michael Stern. Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 700 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More. New York, NY: Broadway Books, 2008.
This impressive volume is a great reference to more than 700 diners and other restaurants across the United States. This book could be the perfect companion to some delicious researc

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