- rumgum Aug 3, 2006 09:40 PM
Do you use the web for recipes? What are your favorite sites? If you don't, why not?
I've gotten wonderful recipe from Alton Brown via FoodNetwork. Epicurious, of course, is great so you don't have to type out the recipes from Gourmet & Bon Appetit. King Arthur Flour has some truly excellent bread recipes. When I wanted to try olive oil ice cream and knew I'd spend a lot of time searching for a store selling it, I went online and got a recipe muy pronto. Then there are favorite food bloggers whose recipes are interesting and sometimes memorable.
All this is to say, I get lots of valued recipes from the net.
If you Google what you are looking for (i.e. beef stew, whatever) you'll be amazed at the number of recipes that will be there. And with the other sites mentioned (Epicurious and Food and Wine plus FoodTV) there's almost no reason to take a cooking magazine anymore.
I on the vastness of the Web for food recipes/ideas.
If I didn't like the feel of a magazine so much, and simply thumbing through it, I wouldn't subscribe anymore. The Web has made my recipe collecting days pretty much over. Unless I find something really stellar, I'm unlikely to save the recipe.
I'm digging http://www.allrecipes.com, It syncs a "recipe of the day" to my Palm Pilot every morning, and more often than not I cut and paste it into my recipe file.
Also, I feel like I can never go wrong with recipes from a few chefs on http://www.foodnetwork.com, Paula Dean and Alton Brown often have recipes that are spot on.
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Here are a few good links:
For Italian bread and entree recipes
This one calls itself "The only recipe search engine you'll ever need"
Excellent grilling recipe site
Huge international recipe database
For Italian and Italian-American (The Flounder a la Louie is excellent and easy)
For Old school New England-Italian Seafood from a Rhode Island Restaurant that a young Emeril worked at well before he hit big
(Venus di Milo
This guy has some interesting stuff from the Mediterranean
I dont want to bore you guys any longer... I have a few more but I'll see if these are of interest to anyone before I go further.
Here are some more good recipe websites:
Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project -- Michigan State University has digitized 75 historic American cookbooks and made them available to the public via this website -- fascinating reading AND many good recipes. I really like "Aunt Babette's" Cook Book: Foreign and Domestic Receipts for the Household: A Valuable Collection of Receipts and Hints for the Housewife, Many of Which Are Not to be Found Elsewhere.
Ashbury's Aubergines -- lots and lots of eggplant recipes
North Dakota State University Germans from Russia Heritage Collection Recipes
BakingCookies.com -- a huge archive of cookie recipes
foodie view -- excellent recipe search engine -- over 600,000 recipes
RecipeDelights.com -- incredible Indian recipe website
Joyofbaking.com -- A wonderful baking website -- lots of nice pictures
Cooking For Engineers -- a very interesting website with excellent recipes (and photo-illustrated step by step recipes) for the analytical cook
Chuckwagon Diner -- nice website for those interested in all sorts of outdoor cooking
The Splendid Table -- Lynne Rossetto Kasper's fantastic radio show has a great website full of recipes, technique, features, and advice
I second http://www.foodieview.com/index.jsp as it draws from several websites. Use "category: " in the search to help narrow things down, e.g. "category: mexican shrimp" will find all Mexican recipes with shrimp (also can click on the quick links on the righthand side to accomplish the same thing).