A week or so ago I taught an informal cooking class for a small group hosted by @imjay and @afuller. People have told me that they appreciate my posts about food and cooking – on Facebook, Twitter or this blog.
So, for Thanksgiving, I thought I’d give you a few sources of information that can get you into cooking as well.
Michael Ruhlman’s Elements of Cooking Site is awesome for the basics of cooking (like cookware to select) and finer cooking (like preparing bone marrow).
Epicurious.com is an awesome site for recipes, ideas, tips, shopping … anything you need for food. There are many sites on the web with recipes, epicurious has recipes that have surprised and inspired me.
L2O is an awesome, beautiful blog. In writing, photography, and execution – it is flawless. Done by Chicagoland’s L2O restaurant (my first stop on my next trip). The blog is gorgeous and gives you a great appreciation of the beauty and versatility of ingredients.
When I need something new I will (I admit it) hit froogle or some other comparison site, but by and large I seem to end up at Chefs Catalog. They have basically everything. I’ve bought pots, pans, utensils, gadgets and ingredients from them.
The quality of the materials you use from cooktop, to cookware, to ingredients all make a difference. Chefs Catalog will fix you up.
Okay, so this is big time kitchenporn. The Kitchen Designer blog basically gives you endless appliance envy. But it’s excellent for keeping tabs on what’s out there for those big things that make a difference. Like your cooktop, your oven and your grill.
So that’s it. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.