Best Recipe Site
What is your favoraite site for finding and posting recipes?
Chow? Food.com? Allrecipes? Other?
Why do you like it or not?
There are so many now to choose from.
My favorite are foodgawker, tastespotting, food52, allrecipes as well as Pinterest (I just search for ingredients).
I just do a search for ingredients. I know that's not really a recipe site, but that's how I find 'em.
I get more recipes from nytimes.com than from any other site on the web. They have some good food writers: David Tanis, Martha Rose Shulman, Melissa Clark, Sam Sifton (who writes about recipes sometimes despite his current day job), Florence Fabricant, Mark Bittman. But it's not a place to post recipes.
Like Drongo, I probably use more recipes from the NYT in terms of bookmarking (or clipping hard copy) when I read the Times, but rarely use its search function to find recipes when I've got ingredients on-hand or just want a recipe for a particular dish. In the latter case, I tend to go to Epicurious, search this board or start a new post here. And sometimes I just use Google, which may take me to the Foodnetwork or Allrecipes, but I rarely go directly to either of the latter sites to search directly.
New York Times Dining & Wine section - recipes arrive with great back stories and interesting credentials. Stories usually lead me to other interesting searches on the web. Full of educational surprises.
Edible Communities Publications - if you like seasonal cooking the local publications (which can be had for free in local markets) includes a host of recipes and cooking ideas every issue. I've learned more about food in my state from this publication than any other.
Food52-of late. I like the cooking community over there. Smart, collaborative, think outside the (food) box. Fun loving home cooks. http://food52.com/
Serious Eats-urban vibe thrives there. Recipes are tested and detailed. Recipes are challenged-which I find very useful. Another fun loving food community.
On sheer creativity and experience my 'current' fav food blogger/business owner is:
I use foodily.com when I'm doing a general search for inspiration to use ingredients I already have, and allrecipes for the same purpose.
I'll go to epicurious.com now and then.
Or I'll just do a Google search, like others here.
And do I dare say....Google? When I want quick results for a particular recipe it is faster for me to google and look at the hits then to search thru my bookmarks and/or multiple sites.