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!
While there are 37,500,000 chef blogs online – give or take a million. There are 4 in particular that I find myself going back to read frequently.
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…
Here are the top 10 food websites people are searching to find something to put on the table.
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.
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.
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!
Cook Yourself Thin is a British favorite that Lifetime Television is bringing to our shores this spring.
The first season is 20 episodes and will show viewers how to eat foods they like, that taste good, and that will help them lose weight.
Chances are you’re not going to find a cooking video that will have you laughing like Average Betty’s will. Average Betty does for cooking what Saturday Night Live does for the nightly news. The meat of the recipe is there, but the video is really more of a comedy sketch. The result has made Average Betty an Internet celebrity of sorts.
I will be interested to see how this works for Bravo. Top Chef has grown into the top-rated cooking show on cable, but I think it’s harder for viewers to connect with celebrity chefs than it is for us to connect with average foodies, like you and me.
I’ve been watching Rachel Ray on The Food Network a lot lately. And I tend to agree with much of what she says… and lots of the ways she does things… including the whole ‘garbage bowl’ concept. Well, to an extent…
Food recipes are meant to be tried, experimented with, and enjoyed… the way YOU like ’em! And Rachel Ray helps tremendously with this! Here are some of Rachel Ray’s special touches that make cooking FUN…
Who knew that a cooking channel could be so much fun. But watching the steps they go through… the tools they use… the cookware they prefer… and why… and the many quick tips & tricks they share on TV have really made things ‘click’ for me. Here’s why I’m addicted to The Food Network.