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irinam



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject: cooking sites? Reply with quote

What are good cooking/recipe sites that you visit?

my 2 favorite are cookscentral.com and allrecipes.com

any other favorites?
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Donna



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Irinam,

I like both the sites you mentioned. I also like epicurious.com. I have gotten some great recipes and entertaining ideas there.

But, I would have to list C&Z as my FAVORITE! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Recipe*Zaar.

It has an easy-to use search function and heaps of recipes that can be organised by methods such as #most relevant, #highest rated, #most recently posted. You can join up for free and store your favourites on the site, and the recipes all have a 'printable' version.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like www.allrecipes.com for simple straightforward ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Judy, I go to recipezaar. It is very easy to use and I always come up with the recipe I want.

There is also one called cooks.com and another called french food and cooks.com. The latter has good tips for presentation etc as well from memory.

Quite often if it is a dish that I am unfamiliar with (or curious about) I will google it. You will come up with some very strange responses sometimes, but that is all part of the fun.... and also I think how I first came upon this site. I like to know the history behind certain dishes and using google you get the recipe and background info.... mostly...

Otherwise I have heaps of cookbooks and read recipe and food magazines whenever I can get my hands on them.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

French food and cooks is

ffcook.com

It's a GREAT website and you can access it in French or English! Very Happy

It is a window into the French food culture!
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C&Z of course and cooking for engineers (I am a geek after all). I don't just want recipes, I want the comentary and unique point of view.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:09 am    Post subject: Isn't anyone Epicurious here? Reply with quote

Wow- am I the only person here who goes to Epicurious.com? I like it for the recipes, as well as the user ratings and modifications they mention in the comments section. Am currently addicted to chocolate chip banana bread made from a recipe there. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Explore, http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/ We entertain a lot and Jan uses it for ideas and to search for recipes by ingredients.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Cooking Sites Reply with quote

According to the Guardian newspaper for today (Friday 9th June '06 The World on your plate) there are quite a few sites especially blogs. This one comes up first with the comment - "If someone whipped me up a gateau au chocolat et pralines roses I would swear undying love on the spot."

I don't know if it will be on the Guardian website, but I'd have thought it is. Their site is www.guardianunlimited.co.uk ... I think!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From here in the UK

http://www.uktvfood.co.uk/

1000's of recipes by some great chefs.

Jay. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

epicurious.com deffo has some Gems on it!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally don't like epicurious. There's way too much advertising and too many recipes - you can't tell if any are actually good! Search for "chicken" and you'll get over a thousand and honestly I don't have time for that. I want a couple good ones, not every single one on earth.

After that lengthy tirade... my favorites are meals matter (www.mealsmatter.org) and modern menus (www.modernmenus.com). I look for healthy recipes whenever I can and these two sites are pretty good at offering good for you suggestions.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Violet29, it's important to look at the ratings of each recipe on Epicurious... that way you can sift out the crap ones from the really excellent ones. Sticking to recipes rated 3 1/2 and 4 stars, I've never had a bad experience yet.

Has anyone here heard of Taste of Home? I just discovered it yesterday, after reading about the book online. It's apparently hugely visited, but I couldn't really make sense of how it's organized. http://www.tasteofhome.com .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point Franca. I do wish Epicurious quit the advertising overkill though. Smile
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