Wednesday, August 22, 2007

yummo

Because I have not yet received my shipment from the States (which includes my cookbooks), I've been enjoying Bron's cooking magazines that she left behind for me.

What are the best online recipe sites?

I'm specifically wondering if there is one out there about seasonal recipes in Australia.

14 comments:

Bron said...

Hey, I'm sorry I did pick up half of them while I was in Hobart recently... but hopefully there was still some interesting stuff left there.

Best recipe site EVER:

www.deliciousdays.com

funnily enough, it's from Germany. They have beautiful photography and their recipes range from really difficult crazy things like homemade nougat to simple pasta dishes (check out their penne al arabiata - it's simple and delicious)

Bron said...

Oh, I forgot to say - Australian cookbooks and magazines (and probably therefore websites if you do find any) are kind of biased towards the warmer states, so their seasonal food will still apply in Tassie, but not as much as say in Sydney (eg, lots of tropical fruits, cold summer food etc)

The leaflets from the Hill St grocer usually feature some yummy recipes, but are often a bit exp$

Angie said...

you can find everything on allrecipes.com. they're all rated which is nice and most of them are really practical and they have menu ideas. if you're having trouble finding ingredients just add "from scratch." On that note, Paula Deen (her stuff is on foodtv.com although my favorite foodtv chef is the barefoot contessa) makes a lot of things from scratch too. i also like that you can search by ingredient.

real simple magazine's website has a lot of great recipes too.

oh also- kraftfoods.com has some great stuff. it's a branded site so they use kraft ingredients but they're easily substituted for what you can get or just for new ideas. you can type in what you have on hand and it will put it all together for you.

Catherine said...

I also really like the kraftfoods.com site. It's true, they do list their own ingredients, but you can always substitute. Most of their recipes have been tested really well, so they usually turn out the way they're supposed to.

I also like the foodnetwork website. You can get the recipes that any of the chefs use on their shows. The range is amazing - everything from the simplest things to the most elaborate. The nice thing is that since the shows generally include a whole meal, each recipe has links to the others that were featured on the same show that could be great sides or desserts for the main course you're looking at. I think it's fun just to look and dream. :)

gina said...

My favs are allrecipes.com, (because of the ingredient search--I think this would help with the seasonal issue. Just punch in what's available and then you'll get tons of ideas)

foodnetwork.com I've gotten almost no complaints with recipes from Paula Deen. (4 year olds don't count)The fam has also enjoyed the dishes I've tried from Giada De Laurentiis and good ol Rachel Ray.

and

hillbillyhousewife.com, who has some great ideas for cooking on a budget

Anonymous said...

www.taste.com.au

-Soph

Anonymous said...

can see mine is the only australian site so far! It's basically an archive of all recipes from Australian mags...

-soph

kath said...

op shops are good for old aussie cookbooks... i think margaret fulton did some good ones.
allrecipes.com is good but i find the ingredient search problematic sometimes - either they don't have some common australian ingredients or they have different names for them!

meredith said...

My fave is epicurious.com.

Anonymous said...

allrecipes.com is AMAZING!
Kristin P

Bron said...

Also, on the seasonal line - I can't remember which recipe magazine it is (either Good Taste from Coles or Super Food Ideas) always has a little page on what's particularly in season. I guess you could take a sneak peek at the supermarket and then go search one of those websites for the ingredients :)

Laura said...

I do have to say that I only like allrecipes.com if I'm looking for a specific kind of recipe or a recipe with specific ingredients. Other than that, the site is so massive that it's a bit overwhelming!!

101cookbooks.com is probably my favorite of late. Her recipes are simple and gorgeous, and the pictures that accompany them are so beautiful! For "food porn" I also like thepioneerwomancooks.com.

ckjolly said...

re: 101cookbooks.com
I've come across her site before. Her peach/plum crumble is on my list of things to make. I love how she tweaks recipes ... that was way sweeter than necessary, etc.

Alex & Laura Beth said...

I'm a little late on this one, but I love wholefoods.com for recipes. - LB