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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cooking Resources- Around the Web

We're having Thanksgiving at our house this year, so I've got lots to do this week. Before I disappear completely I wanted to put up the following cooking sites. (Cook's Illustrated has a particularly awesome Thanksgiving Survival Guide that we make use of. You can sign up for a free 2 week trial to get immediate access to it all.)


(photo from Cook's Illustrated)

TasteSpotting- I just found this site and it's fantastic. Basically they're a collection of gorgeous food pics with links to the blogs that posted them. This is a bad site to scroll through if you're hungry. Trust me.

Cook's Illustrated- You might recognize these guys from the PBS show America's Test Kitchen. This is essentially an online subscription that gives access to tons of information. Their website has recipes, videos, taste tests, equipment comparison, tips and menus. They even have an area to keep track of your favorites as well as the option to print out shopping lists (which are divided by section of the grocery store!). It does have a membership fee, but we've been members for many years and haven't once regretted it. Their recipes are very precise, which ensures that everything comes out beautifully. I can honestly say that everything we've ever made from these guys has been wonderful. (Sour Cherry Cobbler, Banana Coconut Cream Tinies)

Bread & Honey: A Food Blog- These ladies are fantastic. I originally found them via their post about cooking cake batter in oranges over the fire, which is frankly one of the most genius things I've ever seen. There is some really great stuff there.

Angry Chicken's List of Kitchen Tools- A comprehensive list if you really wanna do some cooking. I don't own every single thing that Amy's listed, but I'd be willing to bet that our kitchens are fairly similar.

Whisk: a food blog- When I found this one, I immediately added it to my reader. Everything she makes is just gorgeous. I'm thinking about making her Pumpkin Chai Tart this week because, wow, how could I not? She suggests cooking the tarts in the two piece mason jar lids, which I think is absolutely brilliant.

I realize this list is a bit short. Where do you guys go for recipes and other cooking goodness?

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7 comments:

Wendy said...

Hi Wendy. I'm cooking the big meal this year too. Do you read The Pioneer Woman's blog? She has a really awesome cooking section on her blog (as well as a photography section that I adore!) Google it - you'll thank me =)

Cathy said...

I am all about Smitten Kitchen. Beautiful photos, great food, and not a bad read.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Thanks for listing me along with the others! I'm honored!!

Renee Unplugged - said...

Hi Wendy!
We're doing the feast again this year...we usually go with food network's Alton Brown (of Good Eats) for our turkey.
We brine our bird, although we do not follow his brine recipe to a T, and we do start the oven very hot and then cover the breast with foil and turn down the oven.
Other than that its simple stuff...mashed potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, green beans or a big salad...
I'm just not sure of what's for dessert. YIKES!

Aries Mom said...

I use Alton Brown's recipe for the Turkey too. For Thanksgiving I use hand me down recipes for most of the side dishes. If anyone is looking for a really yummy cranberry sauce, I posted it last night on my blog.

FinnyKnits said...

Oh, Wendy.

Best ever, Pioneer Woman Cooks.

www.pioneerwomancooks.com

She has all her recipes organized properly and a category for holidays>Thanksgiving.

I'm making the Fresh Corn and Wild Rice and the Whiskey Glazed carrots to go with the rest of the usual T-giving fare.

YUM. I can't wait to sit on my bum and enjoy.

George Erdosh said...

I liked what you said about kitchen tools. In my latest book (published Nov/08)I devoted an entire short chapter for kitchen tools (Kitchen Tools to Keep, Kitchen Tools to trash). Check it out:
“Tried and True Recipes from a Caterer’s Kitchen—Secrets of Making Great Foods” (www.eloquentbooks.com/TriedandTrueRecipes.html) www.howfoodswork.blogspot.com