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Dec 9, 2007 08:37 AM

Best Web Site for Recipes and Foodies

Of course I am saying BESIDES the ChowHound. I have found a lot of hit or misses out there but Epicurious is better than average. What do the hounds think?

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  1. I think Epicurious is the best, but I also use and alot. I prefer sites that allow users to review the recipes. I find the feedback very helpful.

    1. I'd have to agree with diablo, regarding foodnetwork and allrecipes. Usually I google any question and they send me to allrecipes, so they must be doing something right.

      1. Epicurious is my go-to for recipies. Their library is vast and I like saving my favorites online. Reading others' experiences with the recipies is a great bonus.

        Sunset magazine and several other mags (Heath, Cooking Light?) have their own online recipie site called MyRecipies (or MyRecipie).com. I haven't had a chance to check it out but I'd love to have all my favorite Sunset ones in one spot!

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        1. re: daantaat

          if you do decide to check it out, the correct spelling is

          1. re: daantaat

            are the sunset mags/cookbooks like southern living for the west coast?

            1. re: alkapal

              Similar. Sunset was started much earlier than So. Living. Both now part of the same company. These days Sunset has a more youthful vibe than So.Living IMO. Both have regional recipes, travel, garden focus.

              1. re: alkapal

                Not quite. Southern Living is like Sunset for the South,:)

            2. My favorite for recipes and general cooking techniques is that of an L.A. longtime radio cooking show host, Melinda Lee. It can be found at I particularly value her "teaching segments" which give an overview to a general topic, for example at this time of year, she talks about turkeys, discussing everything from selecting them, brining them, and cooking them. I appreciate her site especially for an amazingly easy way to poach chicken breasts, involving submerging them, bringing the water to a boil, and then immediately turning off the heat and leaving them covered for about 30-45 mins -- they come out tender, juicy, and perfect.

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              1. re: nosh

                TY all for the replies so far. It looks like Epi is the leader?

              2. I like all of the ones mentioned, but add to that list. It has a rating system and the recipes are easy to look up according to what ingredients, method, etc. I find that the food network is really a difficult place to navigate to find what you really want, and I don't have 2 hours to look for a roast chicken recipe! I also look at manufacturers site (Betty crocker, kraft, etc) and magazines sites for recipes.

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