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Aug 2, 2007 08:27 AM

Favorite online recipe collection

Hi, what is your favorite online recipe collection?

p.s I hope I am posting to a correct board.

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  1. is pretty global and has a good recipe saver feature, plus comments by users. Williams-sonoma,com/recipe/index has reliably good recipes.

    1. Indian:


      New, but fun, and shows promise (recipes from Sunset, Southern Living, Cooking Light, Coastal Living, and Health):

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      1. re: bakergal

        Thanks for sharing! I like the look of it and there are some great recipes. I will have to continue to check back.

        Generally I'm a big fan of Epicurious and Simply Recipes. I find allrecipes is very bland, as if posters are generally afraid of anything more bold tasting than a dorito.

        1. re: bakergal

          That Indian recipe site underwent an upgrade yesterday and wasn't available for a while. If you tried it and couldn't get in, you might want to try again, because it really is worthwhile.

          1. re: bakergal

            I just now tried it and it isn't working.

            1. re: Sharuf

              Sharuf, it's certainly working now. I just clicked on the link.

            2. re: bakergal

              There used to be a great Indian recipe site which I haven't looked up for a long time. I don't know if it's still around, but it allowed one to click on the various Indian states and find recipes local to that region. Wonderful.

              Don't know much about the current ones. I usually go to books I have by Jaffrey, Sahni, Devi or Merchant.

              1. re: oakjoan

                The site I gave was for restaurant-style Indian food.

                A good site for authentic, homestyle Indian food is They're great about answering questions and taking requests.

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            1. i like - recipes are rated, and i always read the comments first. after about the 5th person says 'needs more salt' i take it under advisement ;)

              1. Not necessarily chowhoundy but has some great recipes with reviews.

                I second the site with cooking light receipes. they have a great search function.

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                1. re: mbfergie

                  It must be me, but I have a LOT of trouble navigating the site. I have several that I refer to, but my favourite is

                  I also use the amongst others.


                  1. re: violabratsche

                    I second!

                    The seach capabilities are great - you can keep narrowing further and further down until you find exactly what you want.

                    The comments and ratings are also very helpful and give good tips for what works and what doesn't.

                    The best part is that these are recipes by real people so they tend to work, not like some site where only professionally trained chefs can understand or anticipate what the problems might be.