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Eat Right Web: 18 Great Cooking Resources

Have you ever eaten a casserole made completely with canned ingredients and a potato chip crust? It’s similar to if you’ve ever eaten wet cat food on a dare. It’s terrible. Nevertheless, for many of us, these casseroles are as much a part of childhood as Halloween and jump rope. While we can certainly eat casserole calamities and remember our youth fondly, it’s probably time we contributed some new recipes to the family cookbook – ones that don’t give everyone sodium-induced hypertension. Below is a quick round up of recipe resources:

1. Recipe Puppy: Type in any ingredients you already have and recipe puppy will match them to a recipe.

2. Foodie View: A recipe website that incorporates restaurant reviews, search from major blog recipes and a healthy dose of food porn photography.

3. Recipe Matcher: This site is similar to Recipe Puppy but it uses drop downs in its search function.

4. Nibble Dish: Formerly Open Source Food, Nibble Dish is perhaps the best food porn / recipe site in existence. The site offers more than 2000 CC licensed recipes in addition to some extremely gorgeous high resolution images.

5. Top Secret Recipes: This site offers users the chance to take their favorite restaurant recipes and make them at home. Something tells me that the Carl’s Jr section isn’t going to be very healthy.

6. FoodNetwork: Offers users many of the recipes off the network including food by Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis.

7. BBC and NYTimes Recipe Search: Both the BBC and NY Times offer recipe engines for their featured recipes. This is generally for people who are searching for a specific recipe from a previous show or article.

8. The Atlantic Monthly: These guys have an extremely sophisticated recipe site. It reads like the J. Peterman catalogue of food. If you aren’t in a hurry, you can get some great recipes here.

9. Epicurious: Epicurious is a Condé Nast site that incorporates recipes from Gourmet, SELF and Bon Appétit. Recipes tend to be a little healthier and the service offers a recipe saving feature for members.

10. Tastebook: This site allows users to bookmark recipes from leading cooking sites as well as add their own recipes. Members can then create a physical cookbook. This is great for gifts.

11. Food.com: This is a recipe bookmarking service. Users can add the browser plugin and select their favorite recipes to save in their Recipe Box.

12. VideoJug: This site, while not specifically meant for cooking instructions, is a wonderful resource for budding cooks.

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13. Look and Taste: This site offers high quality professional instructional videos. The desserts section looks particularly useful for souffles and creme brulees.

14. All Recipes: This is a site dedicated to user-generated recipes (as opposed to professional recipes). The site also includes instructional video, user photos and a section for slow cooker recipes and a recipe saving tool.

15. Rouxbe: Rouxbe is a community where user-generated recipes are rated, certified and if worthy, made into professional cooking videos. After 30 days users must pay to access video recipes, but text recipes remain free.

16. YouTube: YouTube offers a selection of cooking videos from some great hosts. In particular, Toronto-based Korean cook Maangchi began uploading her videos in 2007 and has since developed a nationwide following complete with meet ups and popular classes across North America.

17. MyDamnChannel: Nobody ever expected rap artist Coolio to host his own cooking show, and it certainly is a fantastic voyage. While you may not find your culinary cravings here, the show is worth a look simply to watch Coolio throw dime bags of spice onto his creations.

18. Chowhound: While the site is perhaps best known for restaurant reviews, Chowhound has a good selection of cooking technique videos. If you can make it past the advertisements, the “You’re Doing it All Wrong” series is the most informative.

We know this is just a small taste of the millions of resources available. If you’ve got a blog or site that you know our readers will love, let us know in the comments below.

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