Best Sites for Recipes
- Dan May 18, 2001 07:33 PM
Ok chowhounds, here's another one for you guys.
What are the best Web sites for recipes? And this does NOT mean quantity of recipes! Quality, of course, is the first priority.
But I would say, mostly I just search through the old usenet archives using the new google groups beta. I can usually find dozens of recipes related to what I'm looking for, then I pick and choose bits from each, according to what ingredients and types of preparation I lean toward.
If you have the time and patience to do a fair amount of filtering, you can get some great recipes from a site called The Kitchen Link (kitchenlink.com). One of the boards on the site, called the copycat board, is a very eclectic and not very even mix of recipes. About 3/4 are so-called "copycat" recipes for dishes from mediocre restaurant chains. But a smaller percentage consists of unique, interesting and mostly very tasty sounding recipes from a variety of restaurants nationwide, culled from the online versions of newspapers and magazines. Fortunately, it's very easy to tell one from the other as almost all the recipes include the name of the restaurant (e.g., TGI Friday's Jack Daniels steak sauce). But, as I said, it does take some time and effort to weed out the dreck.