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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.

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    dmjordan RE: windward Jul 23, 2013 09:50 AM

    My faves are epicurious, foodnetwork, allrecipes and yummly.

    1. fldhkybnva RE: windward Jul 23, 2013 11:18 AM

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

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

          This is indeed true :)

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            ePressureCooker RE: NanaMoussecurry 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


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              NanaMoussecurry RE: ePressureCooker Jul 24, 2013 10:26 AM

              lol now that's refreshing

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                ePressureCooker RE: NanaMoussecurry 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.

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            FriedClamFanatic RE: windward 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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              fldhkybnva RE: FriedClamFanatic Jul 23, 2013 02:35 PM

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

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              pedalfaster RE: windward 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.

              1. drongo RE: windward 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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                  masha RE: windward 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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                    drongo RE: masha 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!

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                    HillJ RE: windward 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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                      drongo RE: HillJ 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.

                    2. kitchengardengal RE: windward 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.

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                        jpc8015 RE: windward Jul 25, 2013 09:46 AM

                        I do like chow.com.

                        Also check out saveur.com and food52.com.

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                          uman RE: windward Jul 25, 2013 09:51 AM

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

                          1. foodieX2 RE: windward 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.

                            1. Njchicaa RE: windward Jul 25, 2013 09:59 AM

                              Epicurious and Food Network

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