Web Sites (about food)
I'm about to do a long-overdue revamp of our links page.
Anything particularly compelling out there? I mean real-deal sites of genuine interest to chowhounds, not the usual suspects or anything super-commercial.
Please don't use this as an excuse to hype your own site! You're permitted (as per our rules page) to include a link to your site as a footer in your postings on these boards, and that's as much hyping as we allow here! In this thread, I just want to know what sites you all honestly make use of as resources.
I'll also post a query to the Not-About-Food board, so please keep replies here constrained to sites more or less about food.
Okay, you asked for it...
Makan Time, the great Singapore food site, is something I learned about here, I think:
Shanghai recipes, worth it for the names of dishes alone:
Cajun and creole cooking, by someone who cares a lot:
Somebody's grandmother's Brazilian recipes, negotiable with a Portuguese/English dictionary:
Renaissance & Medieval food--those people who dress up in chainmail really do their research:
Best Cellars has a good introduction to winemaking online:
A thorough glossary of wine grapes:
Paul Harrington's Cocktail site from Hotwired is no longer updated, but the archives and essays are all still there, and they're brilliant:
The Museum of Cachaca:
The Table of Condiments that Periodically Go Bad:
The text of Sharon Tyler Herbst's "Food Lover's Companion" is online and searchable at Epicurious:
Fuel for food-related hypochondria--the FDA's "Bad Bug Book":
A great essay from Granta on eating puffins, and everything else:
John T. Edge's columns:
My favorite food writing ("A shining breakfast, a breakfast shining, no dispute, no practice, nothing, nothing at all."), from Gertrude Stein's "Tender Buttons":
When cooking is no longer enough, there's alchemy:
I love Arthur Schwartz's website: www.thefoodmaven.com which is to say I visit it often just to read "the maven's diary" where he posts recipes with wonderful headnotes (some times just little mini-articles without actual recipes). I don't even go there to use the recipes (though ocasionally I do print one out) They're just fun to read: entertaining, eye-opening and mouth-watering. I also have had fun checking out the links that he posts on his site.
Looking forward to the new updated links, Jim!
The Hidden America Travel Site keeps a long list of "annual unique festivals and events throughout the country". Many of them are chow related. Here are a few of the September listings:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOAT BARBECUE COOK-OFF
McCLURE BEAN SOUP FESTIVAL
The oldest festival in Pennsylvania started as a Civil War reunion. Today, a Civil War Bean Soup is stills served. Also country-western music, parade, rides and dancing. Info: (717) 658-8425 or (800) 338-8389.
Chokeberry is a North American wild cherry favored by birds and humans. It is found locally and celebrated here with baked goods, demonstrations, and contests such as seed-spitting, a pet show, parade, entertainment, a rubber duck race. Info: (406) 538-5346.
Okra in cornmeal batter, pickled okra, and Indian fried okra are some offerings here. There are cooking contests and demonstrations. Also a pageant, parade, music and crafts. Info: (803) 781-9878.