If your resolution for 2010 is to eat better, whether to lose weight, reduce your meat consumption, cook in season or simply expand your culinary palette, you can stock up on advice and inspiration in the endless buffet food from the web. the blogs. Below, we narrow them down to an ideal menu of four.
For novice chefs: Deb Perelman smittenkitchen.com reads like a conversation with a witty friend who can recommend the perfect bite for any occasion, from light and healthy (winter panzanella) to indulgent (vanilla brown butter pear chips). The site is also very user-friendly: easy recipes, dishes classified by season and searchable by keyword, and large succulent photographs.
For healthy eaters: To cut calories (and your carbon footprint) without sacrificing flavor and variety, head to Heidi Swanson 101cookbooks.com . The author of Super natural cooking Swanson focuses on healthy, seasonal and eco-friendly recipes, including incredibly rich and creamy garlic soup and okonomiyaki (aka Japanese pizza), a savory pancake topped with leeks, almonds and chives. .
For cooks stuck in a rut: Despite the name, seriouseats.com is a community of fun authors with whimsical tastes (e.g. chocolate cake baked in hollowed-out orange or apricot jam – glazed chicken drumsticks sprinkled with lavender). Be sure to check out the weekly Meat Lite column, where Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond, authors of Almost meatless offer a less is more approach to carnivorous cuisine.
For gourmet tourists: Superstar among bloggers, Pim Techamuanvivit, originally from Bangkok, author of The gourmet guide, eats its way around the world and reports on its most delicious discoveries. From the ultimate madeleine to Thai cucumber salad, chezpim.com has a varied daily menu suitable for both beginners (“Pad Thai for Beginners”) and old masters (“The Slow and Difficult Bread Soup Recipe”).
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