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Best Recipe Site

windward Jul 23, 2013 08:53 AM

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.

  1. Njchicaa Jul 25, 2013 09:59 AM

    Epicurious and Food Network

    1. f
      foodieX2 Jul 25, 2013 09:56 AM

      Smitten Kitchen
      Food Network
      Cooking Light

      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.

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        uman Jul 25, 2013 09:51 AM

        I like Taste of Home. I always seem to repeat those recipes more than others.

        1. j
          jpc8015 Jul 25, 2013 09:46 AM

          I do like chow.com.

          Also check out saveur.com and food52.com.

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            kitchengardengal Jul 25, 2013 08:29 AM

            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.

            1. HillJ Jul 24, 2013 11:06 AM

              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:

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              1. re: HillJ
                drongo Jul 24, 2013 12:47 PM

                I go to Serious Eats for the dog pictures. And occasionally for the recipes and for Kenji's food science posts.

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                masha Jul 24, 2013 11:05 AM

                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.

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                1. re: masha
                  drongo Jul 24, 2013 12:49 PM

                  If I have some ingredients on hand that I want to use, I go to http://www.recipepuppy.com/ which is is described as an ingredient based recipe search engine.

                  Google also works!

                2. drongo Jul 24, 2013 10:52 AM

                  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.

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                    pedalfaster Jul 23, 2013 01:24 PM

                    I just do a search for ingredients. I know that's not really a recipe site, but that's how I find 'em.

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                      FriedClamFanatic Jul 23, 2013 01:23 PM

                      Tastespotting.com no one does it better or easier as long as all you wanna do is browse. A picture and refernace to the ultimate blog site

                      no search capabilities

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                      1. re: FriedClamFanatic
                        fldhkybnva Jul 23, 2013 02:35 PM

                        I think you can search Tastespotting or at least I do.

                      2. NanaMoussecurry Jul 23, 2013 01:19 PM

                        epicurious, cooking light, allrecipes...

                        I really dislike the blog aggregators like foodgawker because of the hyperbolic blogspeak..... every damn recipe on there is 'the BEST way to cook X" or "the LAST recipe for Y you'll ever need", yuck

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                        1. re: NanaMoussecurry
                          fldhkybnva Jul 23, 2013 02:35 PM

                          This is indeed true :)

                          1. re: NanaMoussecurry
                            ePressureCooker Jul 23, 2013 10:36 PM

                            Then you'll probably appreciate this recipe that someone posted today. Its billed as "a really decent Caesar salad". No hyperbole there ;D


                            1. re: ePressureCooker
                              NanaMoussecurry Jul 24, 2013 10:26 AM

                              lol now that's refreshing

                              1. re: NanaMoussecurry
                                ePressureCooker Jul 24, 2013 11:26 AM

                                Especially since the person who posted it (in another thread on chowhound) said it was really, really good in her opinion.

                          2. fldhkybnva Jul 23, 2013 11:18 AM

                            My favorite are foodgawker, tastespotting, food52, allrecipes as well as Pinterest (I just search for ingredients).

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                              dmjordan Jul 23, 2013 09:50 AM

                              My faves are epicurious, foodnetwork, allrecipes and yummly.

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