Websites for cooks and foodies abound. There's one for every niche, to be sure, but here are some of our favorites.
Big recipe sites offer variety and lots of reviews and commentary.
www.epicurious.com - recipes from Gourmet &Bon Appétit and a good weekly e-mail newsletter
www.allrecipes.com -recipes submitted by both corporations and home cooks, with lots of commentary and reviews.
www.cooks.com - this site doesn't have reviews, but it does offer a huge number of recipes and helpful articles with cooking techniques.
Cooking magazines have great websites. Often, you must be a subscriber to the magazine to get access to all of the information and features, but what is freely available can still be very helpful!
www.finecooking.com- easy to use site, with great navigation
www.marthastewart.com/food - as you might expect, Martha Stewart's website offers a very thorough recipe search engine.
www.vegetariantimes.com - the biggest vegetarian magazine out there, this site is a great place to look if you're a vegetarian, are feeding vegetarians or just want a delicious meat-free dish!
Food blogs are everywhere and we could get lost clicking around the wonderful recipes, food writing and mouth-watering photography created by professionals and amateurs alike.
simplyrecipes.com- great tips and tricks section.
www.101cookbooks.com - the author is known for her food photography and the site is largely vegetarian, with an emphasis on natural and organic food.
bitten.blogs.nytimes.com - Mark Bittman’s food blog at the New York Times.
www.seriouseats.com - fun video section with “best of” videos from the web that feature celebrity chefs, food-related news stories and goofy parodies.
thepioneerwoman.com/cooking - step-by-step photos of wonderful recipies.
www.pinotandprose.blogspot.com - a children's librarian who loves to cook!
bakerella.blogspot.com - baking and sweets!
www.kitchenography.typepad.com - a Baltimore-based food blogger
www.doriegreenspan.com - Dore Greenspan lives in CT and Paris and is a professional food writer and recipe maven.
melissamccart.wordpress.com - Counter Intelligence. Articles, recipes and commentary.
www.dessertfirst.typepad.com - more pastry from someone who teaches baking classes.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have celebrity chefs. You know them and maybe you love them.
Other yummy sites for cooks and foodies.
www.cookthink.com - weekly postings on ingredients- think you know couscous? wondering what's the deal with rhubarb? Find out here.
www.winewebcentral.com/winepairing - pair food and wine effortlessly with this cute tool.
video.nytimes.com/video/playlist/style/the-minimalist/1194811622323/index.html - video cooking tips and instruction from Mark Bittman
www.jbfawards.com - James Beard Foundation gives awards for cookbooks, design, cooking and food media.
www.ez-calculators.com/measurement-conversion-calculator.htm - how many teaspoons in a cup? find out with this food conversion calculator
www.foodbuzz.com - a very social cooking site, like facebook for foodies.
www.cookingforengineers.com - hilarious cooking tests that require a lab coat and goggles.
www.yelp.com - reviews of everything, but strong on restaurants
chowhound.chow.com - chatty reviews and recipe boards
www.chow.com - parent site to chowhound with recipes, videos and blogs