There are so many foodsites and blogs, my inbox is sometimes a little inundated, since I’m an inveterate foodie and don’t want to miss anything. I sign up for everything, then find I don’t have the time to read it all. A drastic selection has to be made just from the three or four words appearing in the title line.
But some I always open, knowing from the sender’s details that everything will be worth reading. May I share with you the ones that I find most worthwhile?
Daily Unadventures in Cooking
Katerina is based in Vancouver, and regularly comes up with really interesting recipes, of which a lot are of Asian origin, my favourite food area of the world!
But I have chosen her Slow Roasted Pork Belly to share here, it is mouthwateringly good and the photo really makes you need to go straight out and buy a piece of pork!
100 Days of Real Food
Lisa Leake really follows and expounds upon my own ethic, that of avoiding processed food at all costs, which is, I should imagine, far easier to do in France than in the States! Her recipes are simple, manageable and delicious. She has just finished her first book of recipes and tips, which is available for pre-order on her website.
Here is her recipe for Chicken Enchiladas.
Laylita is from Ecuador, and has a wonderful website with recipes from South America (a special section on Ecuador), as well as others from around the world. She has a stupendous collection of ceviches, as you can see from the photo below. I like especially the spiciness of her recipes and the wonderful photos.
This is her recipe for Langostino ceviche, but if you can’t get langoustines, she has other recipes for oysters, plain fish, and even vegetarian ceviches.
Plan to Eat
This is a very nifty, family-run website (which means extremely friendly and quick to react to comments and problems). It allows you, with an app on your toolbar, to copy to your account’s recipe book any recipe you come across on internet (or manually to enter a recipe you find in a book or by word of mouth). That in itself is unusual and valuable. But it also enables you to make weekly meal plans simply by dragging recipes from your recipe book to any given day. From your mealplan, the site edits a shopping list for the week. All this saves a lot of time and trouble and wondering what on earth you are going to give your family to eat.
Plan to Eat has a very good periodic blog, dealing with aspects of cooking, buying food, nutrition, recipes and book reviews.
Tortore is a fairly new blog. Darya writes in French, but the particularity of her blog is that it is entirely bilingual, she translates everything into English. I have chosen it for that reason and because her approach is healthy and uncomplicated, and her photos quite lovely.
Here is her recipe for gratin dauphinois, a French classic:
They Draw and Cook
This is a wonderfully inventive and novel website, illustrated by artists from all over the world. The recipes are often quirky and a bit different. The artwork is amazing and colourful and I for one would like to paper my kitchen with it!
I have chosen Van Dang’s Vietnamese Pork Sandwich:
And since I am incapable of choosing just one, here is Maria Zapis Wymer’s Greek Lamb Shanks:
Do browse the site, it is terribly addictive.
So many wonderful recipes, a lot of them Asian and especially Filipino, it’s extremely hard to choose just one. Adora’s blog is attractive, chatty and informative, and once again, superb photos, lots of them!
Here is her recipe for lumpiang, Filipino spring rolls.
Italian Food Forever
Another site that satisfies. Varied and unfailingly delicious, mouthwateringly tempting photos, and somehow an air of summer and the Mediterranean that soothes and comforts. Here are her Procuitto-wrapped stuffed summer figs, which will confirm everything I have just written!
I hope I have tempted you to browse some of these sites and their recipes. I may add that I have no affiliate or other link to any of them whatsoever.
Bon appétit et Bonne Année, pleine de joies culinaires!
Happy New Year, may it be filled with culinary delights!