A quick google search of course brings you to heavy hitters like AllRecipes.com and FoodNetwork.com, but sometimes you want quality over quantity (and clever people who know how to top search engines). Besides, a lot of the recipes on those sites are kind of bland, or have been modified 20 ways until Tuesday to make palatable in the comments, which means what gets voted up isn’t actually what was cooked.
Here are a few of my own favorite recipe websites organized for carefully curated cooking content:
- Serious Eats has a fantastic Food Lab column that I love. Beautiful easy-to-follow photographed instructions and fantastic recipes. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is a genius! Plus, they describe not only what you are doing but why, which can be helpful in learning cooking in general.
- The Kitchn is another genius recipe site organized with just fantastic quality. You’ll be in there for years trying to get through it all.
- I love Nonna’s Cooking for it’s super-simple interface and lots of user additions.
- Budget Bytes is the best site on the internet for cooking within your means! Beth not only tells you how to cook, but what it’ll cost per dish. Smart.
- BBC Good Foods proves that the British do indeed cook well.
- Food Wishes does a really good job with photography and youtubes of the dishes. Browse there and get hungry! Here’s a nice one I made recently:
- Saveur has more of an international, experimental flare, as does
- Smitten Kitchen is great for it’s fantastic recipes organized by seasonality.
- The New York Times cooking section is brilliant because they thoroughly test everything, and the selection is enormous.
Well, these are my faves. What do you look for?