What do you do when you look at your bookshelves and you see more than 100 cookbooks there? If you're Heidi Swanson, you break out the pans. And the computer. Heidi is an award-winning photographer and author who one day in 2003 decided it was time to stop buying books and start cooking what's in them.
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Different cultures around the world - even right here in the U.S.A. - have acquired a taste for some really bizarre foods. Here's an interesting look at weird food on TV, strange foods from other countries, weird food at McDonalds, and the 2 latest crazes: deep fried food and food on a stick!
See how Michael Pollen, author of In Defense of Food. An Eater's Manifesto turned my philosophy upside down by explaining how the all these celebrity food shows on TV have actually helped turn cooking from a participation activity into a spectator sport! People aren't cooking anymore? Hmmm...
The Scribd site is very well done. After signing up for my free account, I browsed for cookbooks and found a page with a slew of them. Many of the titles are small publications from Scribd community members, but as I scrolled down I found cookbooks by Jamie Oliver, Wei Chuan, and other popular chefs.
The founder of GlobalGormet.com, which is one of the first cooking sites on the Internet, and more recently NewGreenBasics.com, Kate Heyhoe has written several cookbooks. But it's her latest book, Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen -- the New Green Basics Way, that tackles HOW you cook. Which, she says, is just as important as WHAT you cook.
On Shameless Chefs, Shameless Dave and Shameless John show up at a house where only the person who invited them knows they're coming. They surprise the other guests and then get to work in the kitchen -- sometimes pulling the guests in with them. Don't miss their videos... and recipes!
The Guy Grub Guy has a kitchen that looks more like a hardware store. He cooks in a shop apron and wears a hard hat. And he uses the tools you have in your garage in his kitchen when preparing recipes. That's what most of his videos are about too: how to use things like pliers, saws and hammers as cooking utensils. Don't miss this!
Fix My Recipe is where regular, everyday home cooks can submit to the website recipes they may have once had right, or recipes that might have been handed down from a relative, but when they cook them now they come out all wrong. You know you have a few of those. Chef Billy Parisi then turns your recipe into a cooking video!