While I have loads of cookbooks stacked on my shelves, they have all started to collect dust. I have started using the internet more and more to discover new recipes — I get really inspired when I am looking for a recipe, discover a new site and then stumble over great new ideas! There are some fab sites out there which are regularly updated with new recipes.
I wanted to list some of my favourites, and would love to hear which ones you guys read and salivate over! (By the way, writing this post has taken hours because as soon as I checked one of the sites I liked, I linked to one they liked and so on and so on…. So I have been sitting in front of my computer screen looking at food, which is not the most constructive thing. It is better to make it and eat it!) Here’s a list of some of my favourite cooking sites…
Chocolate and Zuccini almost needs no introduction — it must be one of the first food blogs that became famous. The recipes are fab, some are complicated and some are not, and Clothilde, the writer, has a beautiful way of describing the recipes.
I love making food but I am not the best cook and sometimes (in fact always) need simple, basic instructions to make something new. My fall back site has always been Delia Online by Delia Smith, England’s version of Martha Stewart. It isn’t fancy, but you know that when you are looking for a recipe for something wholesome like Sheperd’s Pie, Delia is perfect.
The Food Section on the Guardian website is great. It features recipes by some of my favourite cooks: Nigel Slater, Dan Leppard, Yotam Ottolenghi and Allegra McEverly.
I do have a sweet tooth and the baking website, Cakes and the City, is just too lovely (check out the lemon and meringue cupcakes on the photo above). I know it is in French but the recipes are relatively simple so maybe you can use this as an exercise to refresh your school French??
Hope you enjoy these!