Care to share your favorite website, cooking magazine, blog or cookbook to help you cook at home?
I tend to “google” a recipe if I’m looking for, say, a recipe for something in particular, like soba noodles in peanut sauce.
But the sites I tend to trust for accurate, turns out most of the time, recipes is Epicurious. I enjoy getting recipes off of various people’s blogs, but I find the recipes frequently don’t come out as good as the photo!
Cookbooks? I have two versions of the Joy of Cooking, one my mom got me when I lived in my first apartment in the 1980s. When a new edition came out in 1997, she gave me that one as well; for some reason, even though I purge cookbooks from time to time, I still keep them both on the shelf. They are both such a wealth of information about all kinds of cooking and food, and a good base to learn about basic techniques and cooking methods. Armed with the information
I love cooking magazines, and I used to have a tradition a friend recommended of subscribing to one cooking magazine per year and then rotating; so I did “Cooking Light” one year, Cook’s Illustrated the next, and so on. But though I love to page through them, I found that they piled up alarmingly, so I don’t subscribe to any at the moment. The one cooking magazine I did frequently try recipes from was Cook’s Illustrated, and they tended to be pretty great recipes.
What are your favorites?