food blog favorites

Sometimes I get so caught up in my own little bubble I forget there are a lot of folks out there who aren’t quite so obsessed with food. People often ask me where I get all my wacky food ideas, and while I do come up with some good ones on my own, a lot of credit goes to the wealth of knowledge on the internet for us foodies.

Here’s some of our favorite food related links:

the kitchn
This list is in no particular order, but the kitchn might just be my #1. Clever ideas, recipes, gadgets and gorgeous kitchen tours. And it’s all in that easy to navigate format all the apartment therapy sites share.

Food in Jars
Perhaps you’ve noticed we’ve been fixated on canning lately? This is the go-to site for us. Marisa drops all kinds of knowledge about putting up food, including amazing recipes. Her future book is the most hotly anticipated addition to our cookbook collection, and I don’t think she’s even done writing it yet.

Punk Domestics
I only recently discovered how great this is – a collection of user submitted ideas in categories like pickling, foraging, and home brewing. Oh, and infusions and liqueurs? Yes please.

Serious Eats
This is where I go to find out what is happening in the world of food. There is so much to learn, and they are on top of it. And it is not just eats, I really appreciate the Serious Drinks. Also, not to be missed is Photograzing. Users submit their food porn and you can just browse through the delicious links by picture.

Loads more recipes and ideas, but what makes CHOW extra special is their spectacular videos. While writing this, I just watched a short video in which a guy visited a farm and then went home and made squash blossom pickles and grilled cheese sandwiches out of zucchini bread and goat cheese. I’m inspired.

I love dessert. CakeSpy kinda eats dessert for a living, and I’m pretty sure that is actually the coolest job ever.

101 Cookbooks
There was a period of time where I’d search for certain kind of recipe and the one that sounded best always ended up being from 101 Cookbooks. I’ve made a lot of the recipes and have even gifted her cook books. Bonus points for including a lot of the whole food, whole grain, healthful stuff we try to eat when we’re not making ice cream floats out of Klondike bars and such.

When I want to make a cheesecake, I go to Epicurious and search the word “cheesecake”. I knew I wanted to make a cheesecake, I just didn’t know I wanted to make a malted milk chocolate cheesecake. Try this method. It’s brilliant.

Food Network
What can I say, we don’t have cable TV but we’ve got online access to lots of recipes from celebrity chefs and I love making their food. A little more mainstream than some of the stuff we read, but there are great ideas in there. Search “soda,” for example, and find that Alton Brown has a celery soda recipe. I have got to try this.

Martha Stewart
When in search of a recipe, I often go directly to Martha. Does she even need a last name?

So, fellow food nerds, what am I missing out on? Do you have a favorite that didn’t make my list? Do tell.


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15 responses to “food blog favorites

  1. Jenn S

    Every recipe Smitten Kitchen posts looks amazing. I love her Carbomb cupcakes (Guinness chocolate cupcake filled with Irish whiskey ganache and iced with Bailey’s frosting) and I bet you would too!

    My husband and I also enjoy cooking from Cook’s Illustrated. We’ve only had a couple of their recipes turn out anything less than delicious (and that was our fault). We also feel like we learn from their recipes and have become better cooks as a result.

  2. Thanks for so many great links!

  3. Yum! Thanks for the links! I don’t know if there’s a website, but one of my top go-to cookbooks is New Best Recipes from America’s Test Kitchen, fondly known by my friends and I as the Cookbook of God. It’s by the same people as Cooks Illustrated, I believe. I also often look for recipes/advice on the Wild Fermentation website: And one of my favorite food blogs is Orangette: Oh yeah and also Gilt Taste, which has a bunch of articles and recipes:

    • misterkrista

      If you call it the Cookbook of God it must be good. Interesting!

      And oh yes, Orangette. We’ve tried to get into her restaurant Delancey when in Seattle (we live a little over an hour away) and the wait was too long. We’re determined to eat there someday!

  4. have you guys looked at the hungreytigress page…. i got alot of canning recipes from her….i like her alot

  5. The book is nearly done! All the writing is done, save one recipe that my editor discovered I somehow didn’t write (oops). I saw the cover on Thursday and it’s pretty gorgeous. I can’t wait to share it with all you guys.

  6. Thanks for the blog list — I’m new to blogging (launched less than a month ago) and have just started finding food blogs I like. 101 Cookbooks is the best, recommended to me by a friend. BTW, my blog is a food blog about seasonal cooking called “The Kale Chronicles.” Each post features an original painting as well as the expected food chat, recipes, philosophies, etc. — Sharyn

  7. What a great list! I would also have to add – I’m not even vegan, but really, the food they make is delicious. I’m also pretty obsessed with – everything off that site is delicious.

  8. Ooh, Kate. I clicked on Smitten Kitchen and it is so good I have subscribed. Thanks for mentioning it. — Sharyn

  9. I’m adding another vote for Smitten Kitchen. That’s my go-to, besides you.

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