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Mar 22, 2007 03:15 PM

Useful Websites for Home Cooking

There have been lots of posts for recipe sites, but any other sites you find particularly useful?

A couple of mine: -- extremely useful when I'm cooking out of my British or European cookbooks with my American measuring utensils! -- a "food thesaurus" -- useful for finding substitutes if you're missing an ingredient, but also acts as a "food encyclopedia" of sorts - provides information on all sorts of ingredients.

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  1. Foodsubs is fantastic. Another key bit of information, when it comes to conversions, is that Google will do conversions for you. All you have to do is type, for instance "150 ml in cups" in the search engine, and it gives you an answer.

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    1. re: JasmineG

      thanks for the google info......I use google all the time, but didn't realize it was so easy to do calculations.

      1. re: othervoice

        I like the conversions bar at Leite's Culinaria. It breaks it down into everything, which is of enormous help to me. You can also calibrate it.

    2. Recently I found a great search engine for home cooks way better than using google as it searchs different food sites only..I added it to my other list of searches on my pc and whenever I want to look up something food related..Bingo..foodieview is my choice!!

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      1. re: flipkeat

        Thank you so much for the link to a great site. It looks terrific and I know it will be my "go to" search site. I'm always amazed at all the sites that must be out there, that I don't even know about!!!
        How did you discover it?

        1. re: bxgirl

          I can't remember lol how I found it..I've told everyone I know about it and use it often..Glad you liked it too...;)

        2. re: flipkeat

          FoodieView really is a great resource! If you use it a lot, and you have Firefox as your browser, you can even get a plug-in that adds it to the search engines on your toolbar.

          (This page has a lot of other food-related search engine plug-ins for Firefox as well)

        3. I find this one helpful for common baking problems:

          I particulary like their guide for bread-making: