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Aug 31, 2011 06:57 AM

Favorite cooking blogs?

I realized today, as I congratulated myself for making a sandwich, that I'm in a rut. I'm wondering if people might have suggestions for things I should be reading. I'm especially interested in fast and easy. I'm open to any ethnicity and have lots of grocery options nearby: Asian, Halal, Mexican, etc.

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    1. re: Becca Porter

      Those ginger bars look amazing, and zucchini fritters with an egg on top sounds delicious, seasonal, and like I'd only have to wash one pan. Thanks so much :-)

        1. re: Becca Porter

          I'm constantly peeking at Smitten Kitchen :)

        2. Not quite a blog, but lately, I've been going to YouTube to look for videos in lieu of blogs. The production value of the videos vary, but that's okay by me. I think it's a hoot when little kids jump in the videos.

          One of my favorites is a French video about making Macarons. High production value in French with English subtitles.

          Another good site for vids is PBS, especially Julia Child. Watching her usually gets me out of my cooking ruts.

          On blogs, I do like is David Liebovitz. (
          )Ruhlman's website ( is good too. I also use Ruhlman's website as a jumping off point to other blogs via his list on the rhs of the screen.

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          1. re: dave_c

            Thank you kindly! I like baking by weight and have Ratio, so I'm not sure why I haven't subscribed to him already.

            Any other favorite youtube videos?

            1. re: jvanderh

              Can't think of any others in particular. I just look up things on a whim. Pizza tossing, making lumpia, carnitas, cannoli... etc.

            Have you visited Chef John over @ Food Wishes?
            John's an all around good egg, award winning chef-blogger and his menus, recipes and videos are fun, approachable and varied. I'd highly recommend checking his blog for inspiration. Also, John's "blog roll" of bloggers he follows will lead you to some wonderful recipes.

              1. - Lots of stuff on both beer and food.