Best Web Site for Recipes and Foodies
- eatnbmerry Dec 9, 2007 08:37 AM
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?
I think Epicurious is the best, but I also use foodnetwork.com and allrecipes.com alot. I prefer sites that allow users to review the recipes. I find the feedback very helpful.
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.
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!
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 www.melindalee.com. 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.
I like all of the ones mentioned, but add www.recipezaar.com 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.